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One person was rescued and five others were missing after a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed into the sea off the coast of San Diego on Tuesday.

Details: The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet said in a statement that search and rescue operations were continuing "with multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets" following the crash.

  • The MH-60S helicopter "embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)" and was conducting routine flight operations some 60 nautical miles from San Diego about 4:30pm local time when the crash happened, per the statement.
  • It was not immediately clear how many people were on board. The Defense Department did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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U.S. Navy identifies 5 sailors who died in helicopter crash off San Diego coast

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

The Navy on Sunday identified the five sailors who died after a helicopter crashed into the sea off the coast of San Diego, California, last week.

The big picture: The Navy declared the five sailors dead Saturday after several days of rescue efforts that included 34 search and rescue flights, but held off on publishing their names until all next of kin had been notified.

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban

Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images

The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block Texas' near-total ban on abortions while federal courts consider its constitutionality.

The big picture: The court last month allowed the ban to take effect, rejecting an emergency application by abortion-rights groups. The law bars the procedure after cardiac activity is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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This arthritis drug cost $198 in 2008. Now it's more than $10,000

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

In 2008, a box of 30 anti-inflammatory rectal suppositories that treats arthritis, called Indocin, had a price tag of $198. As of Oct. 1, the price of that same box was 52 times higher, totaling $10,350.

Why it matters: As federal lawmakers continue to waver on drug price reforms, Indocin is another example of how nothing prevents drug companies from hiking prices at will and selling them within a broken supply chain.