Ailing Kennedy aims to return to Senate in January

September 7, 2008 12:35:41 PM PDT
Sen. Edward Kennedy will not be on Capitol Hill this week when Congress returns from its summer break. But the Massachusetts senator, who has brain cancer, does plan to return in January. A Kennedy aide said Sunday that Kennedy's doctors are pleased with his progress, but want him to continue to work from home through the fall.

The 76-year-old Kennedy made a dramatic speech last month at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor after he had a seizure in May. He has had surgery and a six-week course of chemotherapy and radiation. He has been working from his home in Hyannis Port, Mass.