For the first time ever, California prosecutors have filed felony charges against a driver who caused a crash that killed two people in 2019 while using Tesla’s “Autopilot” feature. Gizmodo reports that for the first time California prosecutors have pressed felony charges against a person using Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance feature resulting in a car crash. The driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after allegedly having Tesla’s Autopilot system engaged when his vehicle drove through a red light resulting in a crash killing two people in 2019. FREMONT, CA – SEPTEMBER 29: Tesla CEO Elon Musk steps out of the new Tesla Model X during an event to launch the company’s new crossover SUV on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California. After several production delays, Elon Musk officially launched the much anticipated Tesla Model X Crossover SUV. The (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The charges were filed in October but only became public … [Read more...] about Tesla Driver Charged with First-Ever ‘Autopilot’ Felony After 2019 Crash
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A Two-Bedroom Townhouse in Antigua, Guatemala $299,000 This two-bedroom townhouse sits in a gated community on the outskirts of Antigua, the colonial city and UNESCO Heritage Site surrounded by volcanoes in the highlands of central Guatemala, about 25 miles west of Guatemala City. “It’s close to Antigua, but not in the hustle and bustle of the commercial areas,” said Glenn Wilson, an agent with Century 21 Antigua Fine Homes, which has the listing. The 39-home development is laid out as “a big square, and in the middle of the square there’s a park with benches, gardens.” From various places on the grounds, he said, residents can eye the dormant Agua volcano. Built circa 2010, the 1,991-square-foot cinder-block home is accessed through its one-car garage. Mr. Wilson said that sometimes in gated communities in Antigua, the garage isn’t used for cars, which are parked just outside instead. These repurposed garages create extra space for storage, or for a family or sitting … [Read more...] about House Hunting in Guatemala: Among Volcanoes in Antigua for $299,000
One afternoon last August, at a hospital on the outskirts of Los Angeles, a former beauty queen named Emma Coronel gave birth to a pair of heiresses. The twins, who were delivered at 3:50 and 3:51, respectively, stand to inherit some share of a fortune that Forbes estimates is worth a billion dollars. Coronel’s husband, who was not present for the birth, is a legendary tycoon who overcame a penurious rural childhood to establish a wildly successful multinational business. If Coronel elected to leave the entry for “Father” on the birth certificates blank, it was not because of any dispute over patrimony. More likely, she was just skittish about the fact that her husband, Joaquín Guzmán, is the C.E.O. of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, a man the Treasury Department recently described as the world’s most powerful drug trafficker. Guzmán’s organization is responsible for as much as half of the illegal narcotics imported into the United States from Mexico each year; he may well be the most-wanted … [Read more...] about Cocaine Incorporated
André Leon Talley, the flamboyant and pioneering Black fashion editor who rocked the industry last May with his memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches,” in which he took potshots at such sacred cows of style as Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, is back exposing parts of fashion’s muddy underbelly — albeit inadvertently. Since 2004, Mr. Talley, 72, has lived in an 11-room white colonial in White Plains, just north of New York City. At that time, George Malkemus , the former head of Manolo Blahnik USA, and Anthony Yurgaitis, his business partner and husband, bought the house for about $1 million on the understanding that Mr. Talley would live in it and pay Mr. Malkemus and Mr. Yurgaitis money each month. Mr. Malkemus and his husband called this “rent,” and the three men signed a two-year lease to that effect, renewable for up to eight more years. That lease expired in 2014, and was never re-signed, and the amount of money Mr. Talley paid each month varied widely according to his … [Read more...] about The Dispossession of André Leon Talley
In to show on the Paris couture schedule under his own name since Mainbocher in the 1930s, recipient of a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum , someone whose work Oprah Winfrey once called “a religious experience” — became a member of a club no designer wants to join: The one where you lose your name. He left behind the eponymous house he had founded in 1994, Chado Ralph Rucci — which was rechristened just Ralph Rucci in 2013 after This week, he came back. On Sunday, Mr. Rucci held his first couture show in 12 years, under a new moniker, RR331, which sounds like R2D2’s weird uncle. Actually it is a combination of his initials and the number of steps in the Japanese tea ritual, a reference to his former brand name, which was itself a reference to his exacting and time-intensive approach to design. At the Ritz in front of 150 people — most of them clients, or potential clients, the show featured his trademark precision cutting, intricate … [Read more...] about He Lost His Name. He Lost His Brand. But He Is No Fashion Victim.