Israel To Restrict Entry Of Gaza Christians For Easter, Citing Security Reasons

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities said Thursday that they have decided to block most of Gaza’s small Christian community from entering Israel for Easter celebrations, citing security concerns. Israel maintains a blockade over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and restricts entry from the territory. But it often eases the restrictions during religious holidays to allow Gaza’s…

Speaker Ryan Is Expected To Seek Re-Election; Will He Stay?

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan’s future as House speaker has been such a topic of speculation that even the simple question of whether he will seek re-election to his Wisconsin seat remains secret. Officially, Ryan says he’s still deciding. But a person familiar with Ryan’s thinking told The Associated Press…

Cosby’s Legal Team Pressuring Judge To Quit, Delay Retrial

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers are expected to make a last-ditch effort on Thursday to postpone the comedian’s sexual assault retrial by pressuring the judge to step aside after losing their bid to overturn his ruling allowing up to five additional accusers to testify. The defense first demanded…