Melinda Downing

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Bears Locker Room Gets 'Ugly' After Latest Home Loss

The atmosphere in the Chicago Bears' locker room didn't sound pleasant after yet another home loss on Sunday. Following a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field, a place where the Bears haven't won yet this season, several reporters tweeted about the tempestuous postgame scene.<p>A couple …

Brandon Marshall: 'Unacceptable'

CHICAGO -- Frustration boiled over inside the Chicago Bears' locker room Sunday just minutes after the team fell 27-14 at Soldier Field to the Miami …

Chiefs beat Chargers on late field goal; Raiders lose 12th in a row

Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal with 21 seconds left and the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego, 23-20, on Sunday to snap the Chargers' five-game winning streak.<p>The Chiefs moved into field goal range thanks to Alex Smith, who completed three straight passes on the drive for 53 yards, …

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New White House efforts help secure your payments

American banks and stores may already be planning to tighten your payment security, but the White House wants to give those efforts a boost. President Obama has signed an Executive Order that will require the federal government to both issue more secure chip-and-PIN (aka EMV) payment cards and …

Facebook tells the DEA it can't use phony profiles to go after suspects

Everyone has to use their real name on Facebook, even the feds<p>Facebook has a message for the DEA: if you want to use our service, you have to use your real name. In a letter sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday, chief security office Joe Sullivan chided the agency for allowing one …

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks

Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, <i>Forbes</i> has learned. The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

This Week in Recipes

Appetizers and Sides<p>Basic Chicken Stock<br>• Endive, Shallot, and Goat Cheese Tart<br>• Grilled Spiced Cauliflower<br>• Simple Vinaigrette<p>Mains<p>Cider Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs with Creamy Mashed Potatoes<br>• DIY Chicken and Dill Instant Noodles<br>• DIY Instant Noodles With Vegetables and Miso-Sesame Broth<br>• DIY Spicy Kimchi …

On the Red Couch with Author James Patterson

<i>When James Patterson set out to be a writer as a graduate student at Vanderbilt, he says he just wanted to write books that “were as good as they</i> …