The home of Kaufman county district attorney Mike McLelland is surrounded by police tape in Forney, Texas, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Prosecutors in the US state of Texas have been put on alert and provided with 24-hour protection following two fatal attacks since January that(...)

A Kaufman County Sheriff's deputy stops a vehicle entering the neighborhood where Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead on SaturdayPhotograph:  C Curry/The New York Times

Authorities have launched a massive investigation into the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, which occurred months af(...)