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45 Years to the Day of the Murder, a Break for Skakel

There will be no retrial for Kennedy cousin accused of killing Martha Moxley in 1975

(Newser) - A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel won't face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. said... More »

'The Quiet Kennedy' Is Dead

Jean Kennedy Smith helped bring peace to Northern Ireland

(Newser) - Jean Kennedy Smith, the former US ambassador to Ireland and last surviving sibling of John F. Kennedy, has died. The eighth of nine children, also known as "the quiet Kennedy," Kennedy Smith passed away of an unknown cause Wednesday at her Manhattan home, aged 92, reports the Washington ... More »

Kennedy Boy's Body Is Found

The Kennedy descendant died with his mother trying to retrieve a lost ball

(Newser) - Maryland police say the lifeless body of 8-year-old Gideon McKean was found Wednesday after days of searching the Chesapeake Bay, USA Today reports. The descendant of Robert F. Kennedy vanished last week when he and his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, went adrift in a canoe in the bay's... More »

Kennedys Died Trying to 'Retrieve a Ball'

David McKean recounts the incidents that led to tragic accident

(Newser) - The Kennedys grappled with yet another tragic loss Friday after Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean—Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter—and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, were feared dead in a canoe accident, USA Today reports. "She was my everything," her husband, David McKean, writes on Facebook . "She was... More »

Granddaughter of RFK Dies of Suspected Overdose

Saoirse Kennedy Hill was 22

(Newser) - Another tragedy for the Kennedy family: Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, has died. "Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse," the Kennedy family said in a statement. "Her life was filled with hope, promise and love." Sources... More »

Jackie Kennedy's Refuge Goes on the Market for $65M

(Newser) - Check your couch cushions, kids, because you're gonna need every penny for this one: Jackie Kennedy Onassis' estate on Martha's Vineyard has hit the market with a hefty $65 million pricetag, reports CBS News . "Now that our children are grown, it is time for them to spread... More »

JFK Nephew Dies, Cousin Cites Hot Yoga

Christopher Lawford reportedly suffered heart attack at yoga studio

(Newser) - Christopher Kennedy Lawford, an actor, author, and nephew of John F. Kennedy, died of a heart attack Tuesday. The 63-year-old, who became an advocate for sobriety after his own substance abuse issues, was in Vancouver, Canada. He was there working to open a recovery center, his cousin, former US Rep.... More »

JFK's Granddaughter Gets Married

Tatiana Schlossberg, middle kid of Caroline Kennedy, marries fellow Yale alum George Moran

(Newser) - If the name Tatiana Schlossberg doesn't ring a bell, the New York Times spells out why some might care about her wedding bells: She's "the granddaughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis," and the first of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's three children to... More »

Cops: Kennedys Incited 'Angry Mob' During Arrest

Details emerge about Max and daughter Caroline's trouble with the law

(Newser) - Loud party, late hour, two arrests for disorderly conduct. An otherwise ho-hum item on the police blotter, but because the arrests involve two people with the last name Kennedy, new details continue to surface. They're not flattering, especially for 52-year-old Max Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy. As the... More »

Dad and Daughter Busted Over Loud Party—They're Kennedys

Max, son of Robert, and his daughter Caroline arrested in Hyannis Port

(Newser) - A younger member of the Kennedy clan got busted over the weekend for disorderly conduct while hosting a loud party in Hyannis Port. But don't worry, she won't get in trouble with her folks—Dad was busted along with her. Police arrested 52-year-old Max Kennedy, son of Robert,... More »

JFK's Only Grandson Steps Into Spotlight

Jack Schlossberg makes live TV debut

(Newser) - Might we soon see a JFK heir in politics? John F. Kennedy's only grandson—John “Jack” Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy—made his live TV debut on Today Friday and said he's "inspired" by and "proud of" his family's "legacy of public service.... More »

RFK Jr. Cheated on Actress Fiancée: Sources

Kennedy accused of having affair behind Cheryl Hines' back

(Newser) - Another day, another Kennedy accused of cheating on his significant other : Sources tell the Daily Mail that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. cheated on his actress fiancée Cheryl Hines—and their wedding at the Kennedys' Hyannis Port compound is just weeks away. The sources say Kennedy met Chelsea Chapman Kirwan,... More »

Jackie O's Private Letters Pulled From Auction

They'll apparently go to Kennedy family instead

(Newser) - Personal letters written by Jackie Kennedy won't be going up for auction after all, reports the BBC . All Hallows College in Ireland has called off the sale after a barrage of criticism and is now talking with the Kennedy family on "how best to preserve and curate this... More »

Kennedy Cousin Granted Bail

Michael Skakel expected to be released shortly

(Newser) - The Kennedy cousin convicted of murdering his neighbor in 1975 will soon be free on bail. Michael Skakel was granted bail of $1.2 million today, and he was expected to be freed shortly, the AP reports. He'll have to stay in Connecticut and wear a GPS tracker, the... More »

Kennedy Relative Skakel Wins New Trial in 1975 Killing

Now 52, he was convicted of murdering a 15-year-old girl

(Newser) - A judge today granted a new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, ruling his attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002 of killing his teenage neighbor in 1975 with a golf club. The ruling marked a dramatic reversal after years of unsuccessful appeals by Skakel,... More »

Joe Kennedy III Wins Mass. Primary

RFK grandson seeks House seat being vacated by Barney Frank

(Newser) - For the last two years, Congress has been Kennedy-free for the first time since 1946, but that looks set to change this fall. Joseph Kennedy III has won the Democratic primary for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District by an overwhelming margin, reports AP . The 31-year-old lawyer, who has worked as a... More »

Mary Kennedy Begged RFK for Help Before Suicide

Details of final days revealed

(Newser) - The day before she committed suicide, Mary Richardson Kennedy told estranged husband Robert Kennedy Jr. that "she was sorry for everything," RFK Jr. told police. "She said I was right about everything, and everything was her fault. She then told me she needed me to take care... More »

Taylor Swift Sucked Into Kennedy Feud?

Singer banned from spending the night in historic mansion

(Newser) - Unlikely headline of the day: "Taylor Swift Caught in Kennedy Feud." Yep, America’s Sweetheart has managed to get herself involved in some drama surrounding the storied family, reports the Huffington Post , which rounds up reports from various local papers. Swift was rumored to be dating Patrick Schwarzenegger,... More »

Mary Kennedy Reburied Away From Kennedys

And best friend Kerry Kennedy charged with DUI

(Newser) - Mary Kennedy didn't get to rest in peace for long: The coffin of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife was dug up earlier this month and moved to a new site some 700 feet away, reports the AP , and RFK Jr. apparently requested the move. Mary Kennedy,... More »

Mary Kennedy on Antidepressants, But Sober at Death

Autopsy finds 3 antidepressants in Kennedy's blood

(Newser) - Mary Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife who committed suicide in May , had three kinds of antidepressants in her system at the time of her death, but no alcohol, according to a toxicology report released yesterday. The medical examiner found Trazodone, Desmethylvenlafaxine, and Venlafaxine in Kennedy's... More »

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