After three days, and 11 hours and 5 minutes of play, John Isner hit a backhand up the line Thursday to defeat Nicolas Mahut in the fifth set, 70-68.
New problems upset relief efforts in the gulf, as the government promises a new moratorium on deepwater drilling.
President Obama accepted General Stanley McChrystal's resignation as head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. He will be replaced by General David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command.
Photographs by Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol and Lucas Samaras were among those on the auction block this week, when iconic images from the Polaroid corporate collection sold for record prices.
Before heading to the White House, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is visiting California's Silicon Valley, on the lookout for talent and money to reinvigorate the Russian economy.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been called on to explain his controversial statements in a magazine article.
Governor David Paterson has proposed roughly doubling New York's DNA database to include samples from low-level offenders. It would make it the first in the nation to so broadly collect and use DNA evidence.
While President Obama will expand leave-rights for gay workers this week, advocates criticise the piecemeal approach to reforms.
Home construction plunged last month to its lowest level of the year since December.
In his first Oval Office speech, President Obama vowed to make BP pay for the gulf oil spill and reduce U.S. dependence on oil.
Fifty-nine counties in Oklahoma are in a state of emergency after flash floods dropped 10 inches of rain in just a few hours on Monday.
The federal government has threatened to take over the handling of oil spill damage claims if BP doesn't speed up its processing.
A statue by artist Amedeo Modigliani was sold at Christie's in Paris for $52.8 million, making it the highest-priced work ever sold at a French auction.
Despite ethnic rioting that has left more than 170 people dead and nearly 1,800 injured in southern Kyrgyzstan, international officials are urging the country to go ahead with up-coming scheduled elections.
The New York Legislature passed an emergency spending bill Monday night that gives the state enough money to keep running - and averted a government shutdown.
Could the FBI have prevented a murder?
When Joran van der Sloot was arrested this week for killing a 21-year-old woman in Peru, details of Natalee Holloway's murder rose to the surface. Although he was never charged for Holloway's murder, Van der Sloot was the main suspect in that case, and before he left Aruba to Peru, he tried to extort money from Holloway’s mother.
Following talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the White House, President Barack Obama called the increasingly tense environment in the Mideast "unsustainable".
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has responded by calling the sanctions "annoying flies...like a used tissue."
Seven U.S. and three NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year for the international forces.
Tensions continue to mount off the coast of Gaza, where Israeli naval forces shot and killed four alleged members of a militant group. Meanwhile, the international community is pushing for an investigation of last week's naval raid.