YouTube star Cameron Dallas has been arrested on assault charges

Internet personality Cameron Dallas was arrested on assault charges on Saturday, CNN reported. Dallas was arrested at a hotel in Aspen, Colorado after an ambulance “found a man bleeding from injuries to his face,” according to the Aspen Times. The 24-year-old, known best for his YouTube videos and Vines, was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault and later released on $5,000 bond. He is due in court on January 22. Dallas later posted his mugshot on Instagram, where it garnered over 1 million likes. Internet personality Cameron Dallas was arrested on assault charges on Saturday, according to a statement from the Aspen Police Department that CNN obtained. Dallas was… Read More

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Breaking down the short-form podcast opportunity

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Podcast companies that are known for their longer-form fiction or narrative-style shows are now distributing short-form podcasts that run less than 10 minutes in some cases, according to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal. For example, WNYC Studios, a top ten US podcast publisher by monthly audience size, recently launched a new podcast called, “10 Things That Scare Me,” which explores the fears of its guests and clocks in at around 6 minutes. Meanwhile, podcast company Gimlet Media in 2018 launched… Read More

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Here’s what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

The federal government is in the second week of a partial government shutdown. Social Security and disability checks will still go out for the duration of the shutdown. In contrast to previous shutdowns, no Social Security Administration employees will be placed on furlough and all services will remain open. The federal government is now in the 13th day of a partial federal shutdown, as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have still not been able to come to a deal to reopen the government. While parts of the government are still funded, nine of the 15 federal agencies are affected by the shutdown and problems are beginning to pile up.… Read More

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This ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ trick can help you unlock every character in just a few hours

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” has the biggest roster of any “Smash” game ever, with 74 characters in total. Just eight characters are unlocked when you start the game, and unlocking the other 66 can take hours of playtime. While players haven’t yet figured out all of the methods to unlock the characters, there are a few tricks to help you unlock multiple fighters in a matter of minutes. Unlocking every character in “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” will be the largest task facing new players picking up the new Nintendo Switch game. Luckily, dedicated players have already figured out some early tricks that make unlocking the full 74-character cast much less… Read More

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Texas’ 1,800-pound longhorn mascot broke out of his pen and went after Georgia’s bulldog before Sugar Bowl

Texas’ longhorn “Bevo” and Georgia’s bulldog “Uga” are two of the most famous and beloved live mascots in the world of college sports. In advance of their team’s showdown on the gridiron at the Sugar Bowl Tuesday night, Bevo and Uga attempted to meet for a photo-op on the sidelines. Instead of posing politely, Bevo charged at his canine foe and nearly took down a number of his human handlers in the process. Check out the full video of the brawl below: The Texas Longhorns took down the Georgia Bulldogs in Tuesday night’s Sugar Bowl, but it was a pre-game brawl between the two sides’ beloved mascots that stole the… Read More

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‘It is just hell’: 7 regular people who spent 2 months undercover at an Arizona jail were horrified by the disturbing reality of life behind bars

“60 Days In” is a documentary series that follows seven undercover inmates at a jail in Pinal County, Arizona. The undercover inmates — all law-abiding citizens — were booked under fake charges and false identities. They were exposed to brutal violence, racism, drug use, and harassment throughout their 60 days in jail. Arizona’s Pinal County Adult Detention Center has a history of violence. In 2016, two inmates were caught on camera brutally attacking a jail guard. Six weeks later, two inmates stabbed another guard 21 times with a homemade shank, nearly killing him. The jail sounds like the last place anyone would want to spend a night — let alone… Read More

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Tesla’s core business of selling Model S and Model X vehicles is holding up, but no one is paying attention (TSLA)

Tesla missed Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter Model 3 sales. But the company sustained sales of around 100,000 of its luxury Model S and Model X vehicles in 2018. Tesla’s Model 3 remains a work in progress, but its core luxury business appears sustainable. Tesla reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 vehicle deliveries on Wednesday. The company sold 90,700 cars in the quarter and 245,240 for the year, a disappointment for Wall Street, but something of a minor miracle given the many production issues Tesla faced in 2018. Of the total, 61,394 were Model 3s, Tesla’s least expensive car. On the more profitable front, 25,161 were the Model S sedan and… Read More

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Amazon wants to open more Whole Foods stores (AMZN, WFM)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Amazon is interested in growing Whole Foods’ network of brick-and-mortar stores, sources told The Wall Street Journal. For example, Whole Foods employees have reportedly looked at potential locations in Idaho, southern Utah, and Wyoming where the grocer doesn’t currently have a presence. Making Whole Foods more widely accessible via new stores is key to the development of Amazon’s initiatives with the grocer. Amazon’s Prime Now grocery delivery and online order pickup would be able to reach more consumers. Amazon has been expanding its speedy… Read More

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