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By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times

The pilot of a military plane that crashed in a mountainous region of northern Nevada was killed in the mishap, the Navy said Sunday.

The plane, an F/A-18C Hornet on loan from the Marine Corps to the Navy for “Top Gun” pilot training, crashed Saturday afternoon east of the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada. The plane was a total loss, the Navy said.

Rescue teams from the Navy and the Lander County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office took hours to reach the site in a remote, rugged area Saturday. An overnight snowstorm hindered search efforts.

The plane was a training flight from the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at the Fallon base. The pilot’s name will not be released until family members are notified, the Navy said.

AFP Photo/Tauseef Mustafa

Donald Trump in El Paso

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

The city of El Paso, Texas, announced on Tuesday that it had hired a law firm to collect on $569,204 it is still owed by Donald Trump's presidential campaign for costs associated with a February 2019 rally.

"A lot of us have been concerned about this outstanding invoice, about the amount of money that is owed to us by the Trump campaign," said local Rep. Peter Svarzbein said during a city council meeting.

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