This may be of interest to Americans. Senator Kennedy is very powerful... Sen. Edward M. Kennedy hospitalized with symptoms of stroke By DAVID ESPO, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts was hospitalized in Boston Saturday after suffering stroke-like symptoms, according to a knowledgeable official. There was no immediate word on his condition. The official who provided the information declined to be identified by name, citing the sensitivity of the events. Hyannis Fire Lt. Bill Rex told the AP a 911 call came in from the Kennedy compound at 8:19 a.m. EDT A male was transported to Cape Cod Hospital and was transferred by medflight at 10:10 a.m. from Barnstable Municipal Airport to Massachusetts General Hospital. Kennedy, 76, has been in the Senate since election in 1962, filling out the term won by his brother, John F. Kennedy.