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Coroner: Bullet, Not Bear Killed Woman

Playing dead was the wrong move during Yukon attack

(Newser) - The husband of a Yukon woman killed in a bear attack last year has been horrified to discover that it was his own bullet that killed her. Claudia Huber's husband, Matthias Liniger, fired at the bear as it dragged her away during the October 2014 attack, and Yukon Chief... More »

Woman's Entire Cabin Gets Stolen

She was building it in the Yukon

(Newser) - It's not too often that your house isn't where you left it. But that was the case for Josie-Anne Pilotte, who spent three weeks building a cabin in the Yukon. Earlier this month, Pilotte headed to the building site to transfer the 200-square-foot cabin to her friends' property,... More »

Rare Footage of Scandal-Hit World Series Found —in Permafrost

Yukon find shows 1919 'Black Sox' series

(Newser) - Footage of one of the most shameful episodes in baseball history has been found in one of the last places you'd look for anything—under a disused ice rink in the Yukon. The newsreel film of the infamously fixed 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the... More »

Drinker Guzzles Bar's Prized Toe

Yukon saloon seeks replacement to pickle

(Newser) - Rule No. 1 of a Yukon Territory bar's infamous "Sourtoe Cocktail" challenge is "The lips have gotta touch the toe" placed in the drink. But another, equally important rule is "Don't swallow the toe." An American who swallowed the pickled human toe in his... More »

Couple Finds Prehistoric Bison in Basement

Skeleton believed to be 10,000 years old

(Newser) - A Yukon couple digging up their basement to install a power line made a find that has excited paleontologists. What the couple initially believed was a dinosaur bone turned out to be the intact skeleton of a bison that had lain there undisturbed for 10,000 years, reports the Globe ... More »

Ancient Ice Find Cools Warming Fears

Canadians find chunk of permafrost that survived steamier climates

(Newser) - Canadian scientists have found the oldest chunk of ice in North America, the Globe and Mail reports, a discovery that suggests the earth’s carbon-laden permafrost may be more resistant to global warming than once thought. The 700,000-year-old chunk of Yukon ice has stayed frozen through two ancient, hotter... More »

Jesuits Settle Sex Suit for $50M

Case involves abuse of 110 children in remote Alaskan villages

(Newser) - The Jesuits have agreed to pay $50 million to some 110 people living in remote Alaskan villages who claim they were sexually molested as children by 15 priests, brothers or men working for the Jesuits, reports the Seattle Times. Details of the settlements are still being negotiated, according to attorneys... More »

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