Tearful John Kerry says wife's condition improving

WASHINGTON (AP) - July 10, 2013

Kerry, looking weary, was speaking at the opening of U.S.-China talks at the State Department Wednesday. Kerry returned to Washington from his wife's hospital bedside in Boston.

Kerry said: "Teresa is doing better, under evaluation and we hope improving."

He says he wanted to t hank everybody for, quote, "the remarkable outpouring of good wishes. It's really been very special." He adds that when Mrs. Kerry is able, she will "tell everyone herself."

The 74-year-old Kerry was hospitalized after becoming ill Sunday on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, where the couple owns a home.

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