JUNEAU, Alaska — The float plane that crashed in southwest Alaska this week was equipped with technology meant to alert the pilot if he was headed dangerously toward terrain.
But National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman said at a news conference Friday that it still isn't clear whether the system was on or working at the time of the crash, which killed U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and four others Monday.
Investigators continued their search for answers Friday, including conducting interviews with two of the four survivors and working to bring the wreckage off the hillside for closer inspection.
McCain supports automatic citizenship
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PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain says he does not support changing the Constitution to end automatic citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants.
The Republican Arizona senator told the Associated Press that despite the current flurry of news stories on the topic and a statement he made last week, he remains unconvinced that such a change is needed.
He says he is fundamentally in favor of leaving the Constitution as it is.
Rare yellow lobster dies from stress
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. —A rare yellow lobster pulled from Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay has died in a protective tank.
The University of Rhode Island, which was keeping the crustacean, blames its death on stress from too much attention and changes in air temperature.
The yellow lobster, considered to be a one-in-30-million find, was caught last month by lobsterman Denny Ingram.
He temporarily made it available for display in the lobstermen's co-op building at the State Pier in Newport. Ingram then gave the lobster to URI, which kept the lobster in a secluded protective tank.