Excerpted from “14 U.S. citizens charged with trying to join Somali terror group; Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab is Somalia's most feared militant force” NBC News and news services, updated 58 minutes ago
Fourteen U.S. citizens have been charged with attempting to join al-Shabab, a Somali-based terrorist group linked to al-Qaida, law enforcement officials told NBC News.

The charges were due to be formally announced at a news conference at noon ET at the Justice Department, NBC reported. …
Somalia's troubles are boiling over and increasingly affecting Americans.