AP Top U.S. News At 11:38 a.m. EDT

Space shuttle comes to ‘final stop’ after 30 years.
Excessive heat starts dogged eastward trek.
In heat wave, wintry states wish for some December.
Exxon spill highlights gaps in pipeline oversight.
Texas man executed for post 9/11 killing.
Authorities: 3 swept over waterfall presumed dead.
APNewsBreak: Skull discovered at Pearl Harbor.
Arkansas town invests in children to save itself.
As US sizzles in summer heat, Seattle shivers.
Georgia AG seeks to halt video of execution.