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.
(Reuters) - New York City reached a settlement on Monday with the family of Eric Garner, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve the claim over his killing by the police last July, the New York Times reported, citing a lawyer representing the family.
A Rhode Island court on Monday overturned the 1992 murder conviction of the son of a former Providence sheriff on the basis of new DNA evidence in the case, raising the prospect of his imminent release after more than two decades in prison. Raymond "Beaver" Tempest Jr., now 62, is serving an 85-year sentence after his conviction in 1982 murder of 22-year-old Doreen Picard, a case that rocked Rhode Island for a decade. State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has vowed to appeal the decision by Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procaccini, who declined to release Tempest on bail on Monday and scheduled a bail hearing for Aug. 4.
A man has been charged in connection with a bizarre San Francisco-area kidnapping, which authorities initially deemed a hoax after the female victim reappeared in Southern California days after she was reported snatched. A June 29 complaint charging 38-year-old Matthew Muller with kidnapping was unsealed on Monday, and Muller was in custody, according to court documents provided by the FBI. The FBI declined to confirm the identities of the victims for privacy reasons, but local authorities and attorneys for the victims confirmed it was connected to the case of a woman whose boyfriend called Vallejo police in March to report that his live-in girlfriend had been abducted.
A Disneyland employee accused of offering what he thought was a 14-year-old girl tickets to the Southern California amusement park in exchange for sex acts was charged on Monday with attempting to commit sex crimes against a minor. Authorities say Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts for Disneyland tickets, then arranged to meet an undercover police officer posing as the teen. Enciso, who works at the park in Anaheim, was taken into custody when he arrived at a pre-arranged meeting location in nearby Huntington Beach, carrying condoms and the tickets, according to a joint statement by police and the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl recovering from a shark attack on the North Carolina coast is moving to another hospital to complete an inpatient rehabilitation program.
A man has been found guilty in a crash that killed a mom and three of her sons on Roosevelt Boulevard back in 2013.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa businessman was found guilty Monday of falsifying documents as part of a scheme to export beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' strict slaughter standards.
BOSTON (AP) — Recently discovered interviews with at least five people suggest Wynn Resorts knew a mob associate with felony convictions would profit from his stake in the waterfront land where the Las Vegas casino company plans to build a resort, the city says in recent court filings.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati-area bartender who said he believed House Speaker John Boehner was the devil was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday of threatening to kill the Republican lawmaker.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — A suburban Dallas woman who was arrested after three of her children drowned last month at an apartment complex pool has been released on bond, police said.
CHICAGO (AP) — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.
HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige signed a bill Monday that will allow transgender men and women in Hawaii to more easily change the gender on their birth certificate.
A county clerk in East Texas opposed to same-sex marriage stepped down from her post on Monday, with local media reports saying she is the first clerk to resign rather than abide by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June making gay marriage legal. Due to the recent decision by the Supreme Court, the laws I swore to have now changed," she said in the letter issued to the county judge and posted on the Internet by a local TV broadcaster. The county will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, an official said, adding that so far none have applied.
A Pennsylvania court on Monday rejected an inmate's claim that he was not responsible for paying for medical treatment that the state forced on him while he was staging a prison hunger strike. Medical treatment for prisoners is usually free in Pennsylvania, but Department of Corrections rules allow the commonwealth to deduct a $5 co-pay from inmate's prison accounts for every medical treatment administered for self-inflicted injuries or illnesses.
The Pentagon on Monday announced steps aimed at eventually ending an "outdated" ban on transgender men and women serving openly in the U.S. military, including a six-month study of the implications of lifting the restrictions. "Transgender men and women in uniform have been there with us, even as they often had to serve in silence alongside their fellow comrades in arms," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a statement. Carter also announced that, meanwhile, only one person - the under secretary of defense leading the working group - would be able to discharge service members identified as transgender.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Investigators have found no physical evidence of an explosion on the ground after a woman on a Rhode Island beach was thrown into a rock jetty, and officials said Monday there may never be an explanation as to what exactly happened.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Palestinians in Gaza with knowledge of two missing Israeli civilians to provide information about their possible whereabouts and conditions.