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US white couple get prison for harassing blacks

ATLANTA: A white couple have been handed heavy prison sentences in Georgia for shouting slurs and death threats at guests at a black child's birthday party. A Georgia state court sentenced the two, Joel Torres and Kayla Norton, a respective 20 years and 15 years in prison on Monday. They were convicted of making terroristic threats and violating the state's Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act, according to local media. Torres also was convicted of aggravated assault. In July 2015, the couple were part of a group…

Man arrested in slaying of nine blacks at South Carolina church

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: A young white man suspected of shooting nine black people dead after spending an hour with them in Bible study at a historic African-American church in South Carolina was arrested on Thursday, a day after a massacre authorities say was motivated by racial hatred.