North Carolina man pleads guilty to trying to join Islamic State

A North Carolina man who tried to travel to Syria and join the extremist group Islamic State  pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Donald Ray Morgan, 44, of Rowan County was arrested Aug. 2 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after a May indictment accused him of being a felon who illegally possessed a firearm. He pleaded guilty to that charge on Thursday as well. Starting in January 2014, Morgan knowingly tried to offer support and resources to Islamic State, attempting at least once to travel to Syria to join the group, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. He also used...