Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Haley at the U.N.: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, has been tapped to be Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, according to several sources. Haley, 44, is now in her second term as governor. The announcement is expected to be made by Trump's transition team Wednesday afternoon.
2. Calling for a recount: Some computer scientists are urging Hillary Clinton’s campaign to call for a recount of votes across three Midwestern states. According to the scientists, they believe they have found evidence that vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania could have been manipulated or hacked. According to several reports, the scientists have told John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, about their suspicions. The group says Donald Trump won by disproportionate amounts in counties in those states that use electronic voting. Polling expert Nate Silver disagrees, saying race and education levels made the difference in the voting, and that once there were controlled for in the results, the apparent disparity “disappears.”
3. Trump says no to alt-right: In an interview with The New York Times, president-elect Donald Trump says he disavows and condemns the white supremacy group “alt-right.” Trump also said he did not understand why his election has “energized” the group whose members have been heard yelling “Heil Trump,” in a comparison with Nazi support of Adolf Hitler.
4. Dalai Lama is ok with Trump: The Dalai Lama said Wednesday he has "no worries" about a Donald Trump presidency. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader who won the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize said he thinks Trump will adjust his policies to global realities as his term goes on. He says he looks forward to meeting Trump.
5. Overtime rule blocked: A federal judge Tuesday blocked an Obama Administration rule that would have extended eligibility for overtime pay to around four million Americans. The new overtime rule, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, required employers to pay time-and-a-half to employees who worked more than 40 hours in a given week if they earned less than $47,476 a year. The rule had been challenged by 21 states, the Chamber of Commerce and other business groups.
And one more
A new study shows that when it comes to the worst drivers in the country, Texas and Louisiana top the list. The CarinsuranceComparison.com report analyzed information from the National Transportation Safety Administration on careless driving, fatality rates per miles driven in the state, drunk driving, failure to obey (such as stopping at stop signs), and speeding. Other states in the top 10 included Alabama, Nevada and Delaware.
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