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Russian billionaire charged with violating US sanctions

(NEW YORK) — Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska was charged Thursday with violating U.S. sanctions, according to an indictment unsealed in the Southern District of New York as part of the United States’ efforts to crack down on Russian oligarchs. Deripaska, an aluminum magnate, was among two dozen Russians sanctioned in 2018 by the U.S. Treasury …

Multiple deaths reported after Hurricane Ian slams into Florida

Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — At least nine people in Florida died due to Hurricane Ian, according to preliminary reports from local officials. The Category 4 storm slammed into Florida’s west coast Wednesday afternoon, causing catastrophic  damage and dangerous, record-breaking storm surge. At least six storm-related deaths have been reported …