>> A split verdict in Oregon for four men, who last year, took part in the armed occupation of a US wildlife refuge. Prosecutors say Jason Patrick, seen here, along with Darryl Thorn, were found guilty of conspiring to prevent federal workers from doing their jobs at the refuge. Dwayne Amer, seen here, and Jack Ryan were cleared of the same charges.
But they were found guilty of depredation of government property for using an excavator to dig trenches. The four men were part of a larger group who occupied the land for 41 days, protesting the federal government's control of millions of acres of land in the west. One of those occupiers was fatally shot by police during a confrontation before participants eventually surrendered.