National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2016-02-11T07:26:14Z National News #version=9,0,0,0" width="300" height="54" id="CBSNews_v2" align="middle"> Feds charge California man in 7-state immigration scam SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities are charging a Sacramento man with running a scam that promised U.S. citizenships to hundreds of immigrants across at least seven states in return for fees as high as $10,000. The Latest: Cop guilty of manslaughter in stairwell shooting NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local): NYC officer who shot unarmed man while patrolling dark stairwell is convicted of manslaughter NYC officer who shot unarmed man while patrolling dark stairwell is convicted of manslaughter . Fargo officer just 2nd killed in line of duty FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota police officer died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance hours earlier, becoming just the second Fargo officer to die in the line of duty and the first in more than a century. N.Y. policeman convicted of manslaughter in shooting of black man: media NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police officer was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a darkened public housing stairwell in 2014, according to media reports. Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope HONOLULU (AP) — A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii. Lawyer: Seizing beach by Christie brother's home cuts access POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners, including the brother of Gov. Chris Christie, a lawyer for homeowners fighting the project said. 5th-grader gets soldier surprise from 'papa bear' in Williamstown, N.J. Sgt. Timothy Land gave his stepdaughter, Morgan, a special teddy bear to get through his deployment in the Air Force. Texas on verge of recommending ban on bite mark evidence AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved to the brink Thursday of becoming the first state to formally call for a ban on bite mark evidence, which could influence judges across the U.S. and whether they will accept the disputed forensic science in courtrooms. Cliven Bundy to remain in jail in 2014 Nevada standoff case LAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents near his ranch in Nevada. Eagles Philadelphia head coach sits down with 6abc Action News Doug Pederson sat down with Jeff Skversky for an one-on-one interview. Fallin's general counsel resigns amid execution inquiry OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The general counsel for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin resigned Thursday amid a grand jury investigation into how the wrong drug was delivered for the state's last two scheduled executions. Paralyzed man awarded $23 million wants apology for shooting WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old black man awarded $23 million by a federal jury last week said Thursday he forgives the sheriff's deputy who shot and paralyzed him but would like an apology. Influential Texas panel recommends halt to use of bite-mark evidence An influential Texas scientific panel recommended on Thursday that bite-mark analysis not be admissible as evidence in courts, a decision experts said could lead judicial systems in other states to exclude it too. The Texas Forensic Science Commission panel recommended a moratorium on bite-mark evidence until there is science to support its admissibility. Bite-mark evidence has been used in U.S. courts for decades, most often to identify suspects in murders, sexual assaults and child abuse through marks on the flesh of victims. Teens plead not guilty in Seattle homeless camp shooting SEATTLE (AP) — Teenage brothers charged in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a Seattle homeless camp have pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Deportation for man who concealed Bosnian war-era crimes ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man who came to the U.S. as a refugee from war-torn Bosnia almost two decades ago will be deported for concealing a long criminal past in his home country, including the killing of an elderly Serbian neighbor, a federal judge said Thursday. Florida man gets life for fatal beating while stealing Rolex WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating an elderly man while stealing his $26,000 watch. Aunt of teen accused in slaying charged with supplying gun CHICAGO (AP) — Two years after a Facebook feud over a boy ended with one 14-year-old girl dead and another 14-year-old girl charged with murder, the aunt of the accused Chicago teen was arrested on federal charges that she supplied the gun. Mother accused of abuse denies hurting baby Police charged a Raleigh mother with biting her 16-week-old baby and breaking the child's ribs and shoulder blades, but she says she didn't do it. As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead. Lockheed to offer T-50A in race for Air Force contract The U.S. Air Force aims to launch the competition in 2017 to replace its ageing fleet of T-38 planes, which are nearly 50 years old, and analysts have said it could eventually buy up to 600 planes. Boeing Co has teamed with Sweden's Saab to develop a new plane for the competition, while Textron Inc and Northrop Grumman Corp are designing their own new planes. Lockheed prepared a detailed proposal for both a high-end and lower-end new design as well, but decided at the end of last year to proceed with a modified T-50, Rob Weiss, who heads the company's famed Skunk Works design shop, told Reuters. Air Force reassigns acquisition official after financial disclosure issue WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Thursday said it had reassigned its principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition after he voluntarily disclosed that he had failed to report a Northrop Grumman Corp retirement account held by his spouse on his annual financial disclosure form. Connecticut man pleads guilty to charge of shooting at mosque Ted Hakey Jr., 48, of Meriden, pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally damaging religious property by using a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut said. Hakey entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Michael Shea in Hartford, Connecticut. Authorities said Hakey fired four shots with a rifle at the Baitul Aman Mosque in Meriden in the early morning of Nov. 14, 2015, after learning about the attacks in Paris by Islamic State militants the day before, which killed 130 people. Police officer shot dead in Atlanta suburbs while serving warrant A police officer was shot and killed at an apartment complex in suburban Atlanta on Thursday morning while trying to serve a warrant on a drug suspect, Clayton County police officials said. Riverdale Police identified the officer as Major Greg "Lem" Barney, a longtime member of the department. Oregon standoff ends after 41 days with dramatic surrender By Jimmy Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - The four holdouts in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday with the last protester repeatedly threatening suicide during a dramatic final phone call with mediators before he gave up, ending the 41-day standoff. David Fry, 27, stayed behind for more than an hour and told supporters by phone he had not agreed with the other three to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Judge mulling sentence for New Mexico teen who killed family ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fate of a New Mexico teenager who killed five family members in 2013 was in the hands of a judge Thursday after he heard differing opinions from medical experts. New York police have covertly tracked cell phones, group says New York City's police have made extensive use of covert devices to track cell phones without obtaining warrants since 2008, a civil liberties group said on Thursday, revealing how frequently law enforcement in the largest U.S. city has employed the technology. The New York Civil Liberties Union released files that showed the New York Police Department used "cell site simulators" to track nearby cell phones more than a 1,000 times over the past eight years. The American Civil Liberties Union has identified 60 local, state and federal agencies that have adopted the devices in recent years, but the group has said there are likely far more. Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. What We Know: Scientists find Einstein's gravity waves Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know: Latest: Suspect in Fargo shooting did time in '88 death FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer during a standoff at a home in Fargo, North Dakota (all times local): WRHL 2016-02-12T00:26:14Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491