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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.

Den­ver Post wire re­ports

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