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Firefox will run Chrome extensions with minimal changes soon

Big changes are coming to Firefox in the near future and will require extension developers to make major modifications to their existing extensions to ensure they continue to work.<p>The company is replacing its extension API for Firefox with a new one called WebExtensions, which is similar to the …

Isis affiliate in Egypt posts image purportedly of beheaded Croatian man

Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai province has circulated an image online that purports to show the beheaded body of a Croatian man abducted in the desert hinterland of Cairo in July.<p>The image bears some of the hallmarks of the previous killings of foreign hostages by Isis in Iraq and …

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How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 …

Sandra Bland's family files federal lawsuit

HOUSTON — The family of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail cell last month, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Houston seeking to hold people involved in her death accountable.<p>"We are looking for Waller County and the individuals involved to take accountability," said attorney …

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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources …

'Pixels' Review: Game Over for Adam Sandler

What could have been a fun romp through 1980s gamer nostalgia is anything but.<p>As bad as Adam Sandler's movies have gotten in recent years, they've retained a strain of demented, juvenile strangeness that at least gave them a distinctive air of feverish oddity. <i>Jack and Jill</i>, for instance, is a …

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