Empty desks: Schools are obliged to alert Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, if a child has missed out on more more than 20 school days a year. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than 500 parents were threatened with prosecution last year over their failure to ensure their children attend school, new figures show. In all,(...)

Eric Harris (44)  in an undated police photo. Tulsa police say the fatal shooting of  Mr Harris  was the  result of a reserve police officer thinking he was holding a stun gun, not his handgun. Photograph: Tulsa County sheriff’s office handout/Reuters

Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a sheriff’s reserve deputy with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man in Tulsa. Local police(...)

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