CHICAGO - Doctors have released a photo of Sen. Mark Kirk that is the first public image of the Illinois Republican since his January stroke. The photo released by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago shows Kirk with closely trimmed hair, looking alert and sitting up as he rests his right arm on a table.
The director of the institute's Center for Stroke Rehabilitation, Dr. Richard Harvey, also gave an update Tuesday on Kirk's recovery. Harvey says the senator has walked a total of more than 10 miles since he arrived at the center in February. He is also able to climb stairs and get in and out of vehicles.
Doctors have said the 52-year-old should make a full mental recovery, although they expect the stroke will limit movement on his left side.
WASHINGTON - The Secret Service announced Tuesday the fates of the remaining five employees under investigation in connection with misconduct with prostitutes in Colombia, saying that two more of the employees would be resigning.
Two other employees have been "cleared of serious misconduct, and will face appropriate administrative action."
Another employee has had his security clearance revoked and can now appeal that decision. The employee will lose his job if he does not win the appeal.
In all, nine employees have resigned or retired since the investigation was revealed nearly two weeks ago, and three have been cleared.
- N.Y. Times News Service
FORT MEADE, Md. - A military judge Tuesday ordered Army prosecutors to provide government assessments of the potential damage caused by the online publication of reams of government secrets allegedly leaked by a low-level Army intelligence analyst.
Col. Denise Lind said during a pretrial hearing that she would review the documents to determine whether they contained information that must be given to Pfc. Bradley Manning's defense lawyers. She told prosecutors to get her the damage assessments by May 18.
Lind said she would rule Wednesday on another defense motion, to dismiss all 22 counts against Manning.
The 24-year-old Oklahoma native is being court-martialed for allegedly downloading and sending to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents, diplomatic cables, and video clips. No trial date has been set, and Manning has not entered a plea. - AP
SAN DIEGO - San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore says a Marine charged with stealing an assault weapon has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of another Marine's wife.
Louis Ray Perez was arrested on the additional charge Tuesday in the death of Brittany Killgore, 22.