Sen. Kennedy out of hospital, back home

Further test results pending
May 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Ted Kennedy is back home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after his release from a Boston hospital. His dogs, Sunny and Splash, were outside the hospital this morning to greet him. So were relatives and a crowd of well-wishers, as the Democratic senator walked out of the hospital where he'd learned he has a cancerous brain tumor.

Before Kennedy and his wife, Vicki, got into a dark SUV, he kissed his daughter, Kara, and niece Caroline Kennedy, and embraced his son, Congressman Patrick Kennedy.

The senator left with a wave to onlookers, and TV news helicopters then followed his 75-mile trip south to his Cape Cod home.

Along the way, he could be seen waving to nearby motorists from the front passenger seat.

Doctors say Kennedy has recovered "remarkably quickly" from a brain biopsy. They say he'll recuperate at his Hyannis Port home over the holiday weekend, waiting for further test results that will help determine his treatment plan.