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WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz enters tonight's Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas with a burst of momentum, a robust campaign infrastructure, and a target on his back. Cruz is now challenging Donald Trump for the lead in the kickoff Iowa caucus and casting himself as a more electable alternative who still shares the bombastic billionaire's anti-Washington appeal.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nevada man who was still in high school when he allegedly helped distribute counterfeit U.S. currency that was shipped to him from Uganda is scheduled to plead guilty before a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Zackary Ruiz of Las Vegas will be the second of four men charged in the scheme to plead guilty. Suspected ringleader Ryan Gustafson is jailed on charges he printed at least $1.4 million in bogus bills while living in Uganda. He allegedly shipped about $400,000 worth to the United States, some of it to Ruiz.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sentencings have been pushed back for three people guilty in the Las Vegas conspiracy-murder of a U.S. Air Force service member from Guam. Court records show Michelle Paet, Michael Rodriguez and Corry Hawkins are now scheduled to be sentenced together March 3. Sentencings had been scheduled today. They're being sentenced for the 2010 slaying of Paet's wife, Sgt. Nathan Paet.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials are ordering a Sparks company to stop selling a pesticide that is in violation of federal law and potentially harmful to humans. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the EPA has issued the order to prevent WellPlant and its affiliate GST International Inc. from continuing to distribute or offer for sale Mold Manager. The product prevents mold, mildew, algae and moss.
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