Houshang Ebtehaj, prominent Iranian poet, dies at 94

Iranian poet Houshang Ebtehaj in Tehran, Iran, in July, 2005. (Morteza Farajabadi, ISNA via AP) Iranian poet Houshang Ebtehaj in Tehran, Iran, in July, 2005. (Morteza Farajabadi, ISNA via AP)

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Ian just shy of a Category 5 hurricane as it nears Florida

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified off Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 250 kph, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state's heavily populated Gulf Coast, with the Naples to Sarasota region at 'highest risk' of a devastating storm surge.

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