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2008-05-17 15:26:04

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was airlifted to a hospital Saturday after suffering a seizure at his home, and did not appear to have had a stroke as initially suspected, his spokeswoman said. The 76-year-old Democrat, the lone surviving son in a famed political family, was undergoing tests at Massachusetts General Hospital to determine the cause of the seizure, spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said. "Senator Kennedy is resting comfortably, and it is unlikely we will know anything more for the next 48...

2006-09-05 16:38:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a moderate conservative and often decisive vote, was hospitalized for a stent procedure after experiencing mild chest pains, a court spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Kennedy, 70, underwent "a routine procedure" at Washington Hospital Center on September 2. "This was a revision to a stent procedure performed in November 2005," she said in a brief statement. Arberg said there was no evidence of...

2006-06-13 17:16:35

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar...

2006-06-13 15:38:55

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar...

2006-06-13 14:32:46

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar...

2006-06-13 12:53:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, was to plead guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar disorder and was...

2006-06-13 14:24:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of one of America's most famous political dynasties, was to plead guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he crashed his car near the U.S. Capitol last month. Kennedy, 38, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the son of Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy and a nephew of former President John Kennedy. He has publicly acknowledged a long struggle with drug dependency and bipolar disorder and was...

2006-06-05 20:24:41

Corrects name in seventh paragraph to Chuck Newton from Chick Newtown. By Richard C. Lewis PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, has been released from a drug rehabilitation program a month after crashing his car into a cement barrier and seeking help for dependency on prescription drugs. Kennedy, who has acknowledged he suffered from depression and had abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years,...

2006-06-05 17:22:11

By Richard C. Lewis PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, has been released from a drug rehabilitation program a month after crashing his car into a cement barrier and seeking help for dependency on prescription drugs. Kennedy, who has acknowledged he suffered from depression and had abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years, vowed on Monday to shun all "mood-altering drugs" and insisted he did not...

2006-06-05 09:27:38

By Richard C. Lewis PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, has been released from a drug rehab program a month after crashing his car and seeking help for dependency on prescription drugs. Kennedy, who has acknowledged suffering from depression and abusing alcohol and prescription drugs for years, was to make his first public appearance on Monday after being discharged on Friday from the Mayo Clinic in...