By Steve Holland and Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wisc. (Reuters) - Scott Walker cast himself as an anti-Washington reformer as he launched his 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday, vowing to fight with the same conservative conviction he used to battle unions as Wisconsin governor. Walker rose to national prominence by defeating a 2012 recall election that grew from his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public employee unions in Wisconsin. Walker, in an announcement speech full of homespun stories about his humble roots, from flipping burgers at McDonald's to buying discount clothes, became the 15th candidate in the wide-open race for the Republican nomination.
A Pennsylvania man has been arrested by undercover deputies in Arizona after traveling across the country to have sex with a horse, a sheriff's spokesman said on Monday. Michael Crawford, 68, was booked into a Maricopa County jail and later released on a felony bestiality charge. Crawford did not have sex with either of the animals, the deputy added.
Four of the dozens of protesters arrested at a demonstration that followed the late May acquittal of a Cleveland police officer on manslaughter charges filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Monday against Cleveland and city officials. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio for the protesters, accuses the city, Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams of violating their rights over the Memorial Day holiday weekend when the verdict was announced. The lawsuit said police used arrests and custodial detentions to deter and incapacitate protesters, herding them into a small alley way and blocking their exit before ordering them to disperse and arresting them for failing to do so.