AP Top Headlines At 9:30 a.m. EDT

So long shuttle: Atlantis returns to cheers, tears as NASA switches gears after three decades.
Progress scarce as debt limit impasse continues and potential government default looms.
UK deputy prime minister sees chance to clean up ‘murky’ press-political relationships.
More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising.
Euro leaders set to agree new Greek rescue deal even at cost of temporary default.
Malawi anti-government demonstrations leave 8 dead; angry protesters gather for 2nd day.
Authorities say 3 people swept over Yosemite National Park waterfall are presumed dead.
Bringing Afghan war wounded home on a military jet equipped like a flying intensive care unit.
Enough of this glow: Extended heat wave makes wintery Upper Midwest long for taste of December.
China reaches a new milestone in fake goods: entire Apple stores, signs, sales assts and all.