The Latest: Trump makes new attack on Fox host Megyn Kelly

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Posted: Jan 28, 2016 10:49 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses. All times local.

10:30 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is continuing his attacks on Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly.

The GOP front-runner posted seductive photos of her from a 2010 GQ Magazine shoot on his official Twitter page and referred to her as "the bimbo that's asking presidential questions."

Trump's Fox feud dates back to the first primary debate, when Kelly took him to task over derogatory statements he'd made about women.

Trump announced this week that he would boycott Thursday's Fox debate following a mocking Fox News statement that suggested Trump would replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers and that the leaders of Iran and Russia "both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly" if he becomes president.

He accused Kelly of being "a lightweight" and says he will instead host a fundraiser for wounded veterans instead of attending the debate.

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10:20 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson received a standing ovation from Iowa lawmakers during a visit to the state Capitol.

Carson spent time in the House chamber Thursday morning. He sat alongside Rep. Rob Taylor, a Republican from West Des Moines who is co-chair of Carson's campaign in Iowa.

Carson did not make public remarks but received a standing ovation from lawmakers in the chamber when Taylor introduced him. He later met privately with Republican lawmakers.

Carson is one of several presidential candidates traveling around Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucuses on Monday. He will participate in a Fox News GOP debate Thursday night in Des Moines.

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10:00 a.m.

A new $1 million political advertisement says that Donald Trump can't be trusted, even on his signature issue of getting tough on illegal immigrants.

The ad seeks to undermine the frequent Republican presidential poll leader's tough talk about building a wall on the Mexican border.

It includes comments he has made about giving "amnesty" to some who are in the country illegally. And it goes on to assert that his real estate development company relies on illegal immigrants for cheap labor, pointing out a $1 million fine the Trump Organization paid for employing illegal immigrants in the construction of the Trump Tower in New York.

Representatives of Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The commercial, which is set to begin airing Friday in Iowa and also will soon debut in New Hampshire, is sponsored by Our Principles, an anti-Trump super political action committee led by Katie Packer, a former aide to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney.