7 charged in N. Carolina terror conspiracy, planned attacks in Israel

A father, his two sons and four other men living in North Carolina are accused of military-style training at home and plotting "violent jihad" abroad, federal authorities said Monday. Officials said the men were led by Daniel Patrick Boyd,39, who lived in an unassuming lakeside home in a rural area south of Raleigh. The indictment claims that Boyd traveled to Israel in 2007 with several of the defendants in the hope of engaging in "violent jihad." The attempt was unsuccessful, though, and the men returned home, officials said.