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'Human skeletal remains' found in receding Lake Mead

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Human remains were recovered from the receding waters of Lake Mead for the fifth time this year, National Park Service officials said. National Park Service rangers received an emergency call reporting the discovery of "human skeletal remains" at Swim Beach in the Leake Mead National Recreation Area at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, the agency said in a statement.
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Four more ships carrying grain leave Ukraine as global hunger crisis looms

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A caravan of four ships carrying grain and corn products left Ukraine on Sunday, adding relief to the looming global hunger crisis. Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said in a statement that the second caravan of ships sailed from Ukrainian ports with almost 170,000 tons of agricultural products on board.

Biden tests negative again, ends isolation

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- President Joe Biden ends his isolation Sunday after taking negative for Covid-19 in back-to-back days, his physician announced in a letter Sunday. For the first time in 17 days Biden left the White House, traveled to Rehoboth Beach, Del., for a reunion with his wife, Jill Biden, at their home. They are scheduled to travel Monday to Kentucky after deadly floods in the eastern part of the state.

Hugh Jackman mourns the death of dog Dali

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Music Man and Wolverine icon Hugh Jackman is mourning the death of his beloved dog, Dali, this weekend. "It's a very sad day for our family," the 53-year-old actor posted on Instagram Saturday. "Dali, our beloved Frenchie, passed away last night. He would've been 12...

Famous birthdays for Aug. 7: Abbie Cornish, Samantha Ronson

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. -- Hungarian countess/serial killer Elizabeth Bathory in 1560. -- Carl Ritter, German co-founder of modern geographical science, in 1779. -- World War I Dutch spy and courtesan known as Mata Hari, born Margaret Gertrude Zelle,...

On This Day: Barry Bonds breaks home run record

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1782, the Order of the Purple Heart was established by Gen. George Washington to honor Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1942, U.S. Marines launched America's first offensive in World War II, landing on the Pacific island of...

Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts new members in 2022 class ceremony

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted eight new members Saturday in an enshrinement ceremony held inside the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The members of the 2022 class include players Tony Boselli, Cliff Branch, LeRoy Butler, Sam Mills, Richard Seymour and Bryant Young as well as coach Dick Vermeil and Art McNally, the first official to be inducted, according to the museum's website.

California's McKinney Fire reaches 30% containment, has destroyed 87 homes

Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Crews have reached 30% containment of the massive McKinney Fire that has destroyed more than 87 homes in northern California since last weekend. The McKinney Fire, which broke out on June 29 in the Klamath National Forest near California's border with Oregon, has killed at least four people in its path and burned more than 60,044 acres, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.