Democrats widen assault on anonymous campaign cash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic congressman filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Federal Election Commission, widening efforts to expose anonymous campaign donations as the 2012 U.S. election gets under way.

US flies armed drones over Libya

The US is deploying armed Predator drones to carry out missions in Libya, as rebels continue fighting troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.

U.S. deficit deal could head off debt-limit fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As Washington gears up for a fight over the debt ceiling, lawmakers are considering an approach that would allow them to say they are adopting fiscal discipline over the long term even as they vote for increased borrowing.

British tourist saves toddler in four-story fall

ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – A one-year-old child survived a fall from a fourth-floor Orlando hotel balcony by landing in the arms of a British tourist, according to a police report released on Thursday.

Karachi blast kills 15, criminal gangs suspected

KARACHI (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed and several wounded when a bomb ripped through a club for card players in Pakistan’s biggest city of Karachi Thursday, police said.

Texas governor calls for prayers for rain amid fires

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry called on Texans to pray for rain as cooler temperatures on Thursday helped firefighters contain wildfires that have charred more than 1.5 million acres across the state.