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AP Top Political News at 8:56 p.m. EDT

Two U.S. senators who have been mentioned as potential vice presidential candidates, Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Democrat Cory Booker, are among the guests scheduled on Sunday's news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:...

Federal safety records show that the truck company involved in the crash that killed a motorist using self-driving technology was involved in seven citations during four traffic stops over the past two years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign....

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed six stringent gun-control measures, including a requirement that people turn in certain high-capacity magazines and regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation....

Trump wants in a running mate what he lacks _ political experience _ while Clinton puts a premium on diversity in her search for No. 2
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks - political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2....

Hillary Clinton will campaign in Atlantic City next week, where she plans to highlight Donald Trump's business record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

The Pentagon says that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed two senior Islamic State commanders last Saturday in northern Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed two senior Islamic State commanders last Saturday in northern Iraq, including a fighter considered to be the group's deputy minister of war....

Bill Clinton and his loose-cannon episodes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long regarded as having one of the shrewdest political minds among recent presidents, Bill Clinton has at times angered and alienated Democrats and Republicans alike while campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton....

Two top Wisconsin Republicans with significant roles in this month's GOP national convention are splitting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker over how delegates should vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two top Wisconsin Republicans with significant roles in this month's GOP national convention are splitting with their state's highest profile politicians, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker, in an internal fight over how delegates should vote at the gathering....

Immigration officials say a man charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at an Oregon blueberry farm was deported to Mexico six times between 2003 and 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement....

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation

The Pentagon says that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed two senior Islamic State commanders last Saturday in northern Iraq

A New Mexico pueblo that has become the latest U.S. tribe to buy back a swath of Native American ancestral land intends to keep the high desert tract in its natural state and petition the federal government to officially place it under pueblo jurisdiction

Democrats want Republicans to allow House votes on Democratic-backed gun control bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed six stringent gun-control measures, including a requirement that people turn in certain high-capacity magazines and regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales

A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag's display on federal property, including the U.S. Capitol complex

GOP candidate for Missouri governor Eric Greitens is selling so-called "ISIS hunting permits" to raise money

A local official who opposed the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge has prevailed in a recall vote

A new study finds it's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level


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