Clinton Says She Feels Fine and Is Getting Better as She Recovers from Pneumonia
Hillary Clinton says she is "feeling fine and getting better," as she recovers from pneumonia at her home in Chappaqua, outside New York City.
"Like anyone who's ever been home sick from work, I'm anxious to get back out there. See you on the (campaign) trail soon," Clinton tweeted.
Clinton's doctor diagnosed her with pneumonia on Friday.
She told CNN Monday that she ignored her doctor's advice to take it easy because she said she was "incredibly committed" to being at a September 11 anniversary event in New York City Sunday.
Clinton said she thought she could "power through" the event, but got overheated and had to leave early.
Video showed her nearly collapsing while being helped into her car. Her knees appeared to buckle under her.
Aides drove her to her daughter Chelsea's New York apartment, where she emerged several hours later, looking bright and telling reporters she felt great.
Clinton officials canceled campaign appearances Monday and Tuesday in California. She is under a doctor's orders to modify her schedule and get some rest.
Clinton Monday thanked everyone who sent their best wishes, which included Republican rival Donald Trump.
"I hope she gets well and gets back on the trail and we'll be seeing her in the debate," Trump said Monday, looking forward to their first face-to-face meeting September 26.
Eid Cease-fire in Syria Brings Widespread Calm but Some Fighting Continues
A cease-fire in Syria entered its first full day Tuesday with reports of widespread calm and a few instances of violence.
The halt in fighting went into effect after sundown Monday. Hours later, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared it “may be the last chance” to preserve the country fractured by five years of civil war.
He said it is premature to make a determination on the U.S. and Russian brokered cease-fire’s effectiveness.
The agreement was announced early Saturday in Geneva by Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. It is supported by a number of other nations, including Iran, which is a backer of the Syrian government, and Turkey, which wants the removal of President Bashar al-Assad from power in Damascus.
Making an appeal from the State Department podium for all parties to observe the cessation of hostilities, Kerry predicted there will be challenges in the immediate days ahead for the cease-fire to hold, and clearing the way for significant humanitarian access to some of the hardest-hit areas to resume.
Seven days of relative calm under the agreement would lead to U.S.-Russian coordinated air strikes against Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front (which now calls itself Jabhat Fateh al-Sham), considered to be a branch of al-Qaida.
Kerry characterized the situation in Syria as the most complex conflict he has confronted in his decades of service as a U.S. senator and America’s top diplomat, because “there are a bunch of wars going on” there.