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Serena Williams reacts to her victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands during their 2015 US Open third round women's singles match on September 4, 2015, in New YorkA tested Serena Williams battled through her own mistakes and the tension of her quest for tennis history to reach the US Open fourth round. The 33-year-old American fought back to defeat 101st-ranked compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 at Arthur Ashe Stadium and needs only four more triumphs to complete the first calendar Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. Williams struggled with her serve early and made half her 28 unforced errors in the first set, but found her form late in the second set and dominated from there.

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A supporter of Leopoldo Lopez shouts "Freedom for Leopoldo" while holding his poster outside court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. The 19-month trial of the Venezuelan opposition leader is coming to a close on Friday as the imprisoned politician prepares to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom. Lopez is charged with inciting violence in his role as leader of a bloody protest movement in 2014, and could face more than 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez neared an end Friday as the imprisoned politician prepared to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom.

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Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese tries but fails to stop a goal made by U.S. forward Jozy Altidore (17) to tie the game during the second half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at RFK Stadium in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored a pair of second-half goals in his return to the U.S. national team following an injury filled summer, and the Americans rallied to beat Peru 2-1 in an exhibition Friday night.

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Map locates shooting.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police are still seeking the gunman in a shooting on a Sacramento college campus, but they've arrested one of the injured victims on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

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Madison Keys of the United States celebrates after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

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Aaron Ramsey (C) of Wales slips past a tackle from Cyprus' Constantinos Charalambides during their EURO 2016 qualifying match in Nicosia on September 3, 2015Wales can end 57 years of obscurity and heartbreak on Sunday when they play Israel in Cardiff needing a win to qualify for next year's European Championship in France. It was 1958 when Wales last reached a major tournament, ironically beating Israel in a play-off to qualify for that year's World Cup in Sweden, where a side bereft of injured Juventus striker John Charles fell to Pele's Brazil in the quarter-finals. Wales have endured one-sided defeats, agonising near-misses and personal tragedy in the intervening years, but Gareth Bale's thunderous headed winner against Cyprus on Thursday has set the scene for a night of catharsis at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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Serena Williams reacts after a point against Bethanie Mattek-Sands during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Can't count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as she bids for a calendar-year Grand Slam.

9/4/2015 7:43:58 PM

The Graves Mountain fire near Colville, Washington, is shown in this US Forest Service photo from August 25, 2015The battle against wildfires sweeping across the drought-stricken western United States, mobilizing 30,000 firefighters, could be the costliest on record with $1.23 billion spent so far, officials say. Last week alone, a record $243 million was spent fighting more than 40 massive wildfires, said Jennifer Jones, spokeswoman for the US Forest Service, most of them in Washington state, which along with Alaska has borne the brunt of the disaster. "Overall, the US Forest Service has spent $1.23 billion," Jones told AFP, adding that the bill could get steeper as fires continue to blaze in some western US states.

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People walk in a long line out of Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 people seeking to enter Europe have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — After misery, delivery. Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses provided by Hungary's government as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would let them in.

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Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis watches his solo home run during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Baltimore. Baltimore won 7-6. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)TORONTO (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has homered twice against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night and has five homers in his last eight at-bats to overtake Seattle's Nelson Cruz for the major league lead.

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