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What’s behind the latest Fox-Trump battle

NEW YORK Is Fox News Channel overplaying its hand or skillfully playing to its brand in dealing with Donald Trump?

The GOP presidential front-runner has dropped out of Thursday night’s Republican debate following an escalating public relations battle triggered in part by his call for Fox to dump Megyn Kelly as one of the moderators.

Is there a winner in this dispute? A loser?

UN to decide if Zika virus is a global health emergency

GENEVA The World Health Organization is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.

At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus ‚Äî which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems ‚Äî was “spreading explosively.”