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Ted Kennedy Jr. announces run for Connecticut state senate seat

By Richard Weizel BRANFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Edward Kennedy, announced on Tuesday that he would run for a seat in the Connecticut state senate, his first run for political office. Kennedy, also the nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, declared his candidacy at the Blackstone Library in Branford, Connecticut, the town near New Haven where he has lived with his family for more than two decades.

Ted Kennedy Jr. to seek seat in Connecticut state legislature

(Reuters) - Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late Democratic Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, will run for a seat in the Connecticut Senate, a Democratic source familiar with his plans said on Monday. Kennedy, 52, is expected to declare his candidacy on Tuesday at a library in Branford, Connecticut, the town near New Haven where he lives. It will be his first try for political office. Kennedy is also a nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The Democrat who represents the district, Edward Meyer, is retiring.

Kennedy niece acquitted of drugged driving

A niece of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving by a six-member jury on Friday, closing a trial that has captivated the tabloid press. Kerry Kennedy gave herself a round of applause after the verdict was read out in a New York county court, media reported, where she was joined by her mother Ethel and other supporters. "She was found not guilty," a court official confirmed to AFP. The jurors took around an hour to reach their verdict. According to US media, she faced up to a year in jail if convicted.

Kennedy niece acquitted of drugged driving

A niece of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving by a six-member jury on Friday, closing a trial that has captivated the tabloid press. Kerry Kennedy gave herself a round of applause after the verdict was read out in a New York county court, media reported, where she was joined by her mother Ethel and other supporters. "She was found not guilty," a court official confirmed to AFP. The jurors took around an hour to reach their verdict. According to US media, she faced up to a year in jail if convicted.

Kennedy niece acquitted of drugged driving

A niece of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving by a six-member jury on Friday, closing a trial that has captivated the tabloid press. Kerry Kennedy gave herself a round of applause after the verdict was read out in a New York county court, media reported, where she was joined by her mother Ethel and other supporters. "She was found not guilty," a court official confirmed to AFP. The jurors took around an hour to reach their verdict. According to US media, she faced up to a year in jail if convicted.

New York jury finds Kerry Kennedy not guilty of impaired driving

By Victoria Cavaliere WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - A jury on Friday found the daughter of slain U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy not guilty of driving while impaired by drugs in a 2012 incident in which she crashed into a truck on a New York highway after mistaking a sleeping pill for another medication.

'Sleep driving' possible in case of RFK daughter's accident - expert

By Victoria Cavaliere WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - A drug expert testified Thursday that Kerry Kennedy, daughter of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy, might have had an episode of "sleep driving" when she sideswiped a truck on a New York highway in 2012 before passing out behind the wheel. Kennedy, who has pleaded not guilty to one count of driving while impaired, has argued she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of a daily thyroid medication the day of the accident.

RFK daughter says sleeping pill, car crash memories 'jumbled'

By Victoria Cavaliere WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - The daughter of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy told a court on Wednesday that she had not realized she had taken a sleeping pill before side-swiping a truck in 2012 and that her memory of the incident was "jumbled." Kerry Kennedy said at the third day of her impaired driving trial that she had intended to take a thyroid medication before getting into her silver Lexus, rather than the sleeping aid zolpidem, known by its brand name Ambien.

Seizure a possibility in RFK daughter's car crash: NY expert

By Victoria Cavaliere WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - Kerry Kennedy, daughter of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was so disoriented after side-swiping a truck in 2012 that it appeared she may have suffered a seizure, a New York state trooper testified on Tuesday at her impaired driving trial.

Pill mix-up led to Kennedy 'drugged driving' trial: defense

By Victoria Cavaliere WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - A Kennedy family member's groggy behavior after her 2012 arrest for side-swiping a tractor trailer in New York was not the result of a criminal act but of mistakenly taking a sleeping pill instead of thyroid medication, her lawyers argued at her trial Monday. Kerry Kennedy, 54, daughter of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the ex-wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving while impaired.
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