CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd was readmitted to the hospital for tests following a reaction to antibiotics he was taking to treat a urinary tract infection.
Other political news of note
Clinton: Mandela's example 'went way beyond political leadership'
Recalling Nelson Mandela as a “profoundly good man” and “great friend,” former President Bill Clinton said Friday that the South African leader “set an example for how to live that went way beyond political leadership to the core of what life should be about.”
- Fasting for reform: Strikers starve over immigration
- Obamas to travel to South Africa for Mandela remembrance
- First Thoughts: Universal, bipartisan praise for Mandela -- when that wasn't always the case
- Washington wasn’t always united on Mandela
- Clinton: Mandela's example 'went way beyond political leadership'
The 90-year-old West Virginia Democrat entered the hospital Wednesday. Byrd's office didn't identify the hospital.
Byrd spokesman Jesse Jacobs said doctors want to run tests to determine which medicine is best to treat him.
Byrd was hospitalized last week at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after suffering a fall at his Virginia home. He was released Monday.
Jacobs said Byrd's latest stay is expected to be brief.
Byrd is the longest-serving senator in U.S. history. As president pro tempore, he's third in line to the presidency. He's also chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.