TRUMP TEAM SUES TO STOP RECOUNTS
lansing, mich.» President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters moved Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, involving the courts less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.
The legal actions seeking to block or halt the recounts in three states Trump narrowly won could cause delays that would make them extremely difficult or impossible to complete on time. Even if the recounts happen, though, none would be expected to give Democrat Hillary Clinton enough votes to win.
Iceland struggles to form new government. Iceland’s
anti-authoritarian Pirate Party took the helm in talks to form a new coalition government for the island nation Friday, after two earlier rounds of negotiations broke down.
The Pirates, who seek direct democracy and digital freedom, came in third in Iceland’s Oct. 29 parliamentary election.
No party won an outright majority, and President Gudni Johannesson asked the first-place Independence Party and then the second-place Left-Greens to try to assemble a coalition. Both failed.
On Friday, Johannesson asked senior Pirate lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir to try to assemble a government with other parties.
Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus B
los angeles» A professor was stabbed to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday and a suspect arrested in his death is a male student, a police spokeswoman said.
Los Angeles police Officer Meghan Aguilar did not immediately release the names of the professor or the student or the suspected motive in the Friday afternoon attack.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said the victim was about 25 years old and was pronounced dead at the scene.