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Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm to take aim at Florida in decades, is on a destructive path that presents a worst-case scenario for deadly storm surges and powerful winds.

A powerful earthquake struck southern Mexico, killing at least 58 people and leaving a trail of damage across the region. , damaging buildings and roads and setting off small tsunamis along its Pacific coast

The House approved legislation providing $15.25 billion for hurricane relief and pushing two fiscal deadlines into December. Trump signed the measure into law.

A crucial GOP senator said he could accept a plan that would let Republicans cut taxes by about $250 billion over a decade.

Israel's top prosecutor said he planned to indict Prime Minister Netanyahu's wife on charges of misusing public funds.

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Russia said Venezuela has asked it for a debt restructuring, underscoring the Latin American country's financial woes.

Turkey's president criticized the U.S. indictment of a former Turkish minister for allegedly helping Iran evade sanctions.

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September 09, 2017 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)