Neil Vigdor, The New York Times

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Past articles by Neil:

Abandoned by Trump, Mo Brooks Is Now Open to Testifying About Jan. 6

Mr. Brooks lost his Alabama Senate runoff on Tuesday. He had been snubbed by former President Donald J. Trump, who withdrew his endorsement of Mr. Brooks and supported his rival. → Read More

Former Yale Official Admits to $40 Million Fraud Scheme

For a decade, a Yale School of Medicine administrator used university funds to buy computer equipment, which she resold to pay for luxury cars, real estate and vacations, the authorities said. → Read More

Spam Texts From Your Own Number? ‘Bad Actors’ Sent Them, Verizon Says.

The wireless carrier said that it was working with the F.B.I. and the Secret Service to investigate a recent wave of fraudulent messages, but said the source did not appear to be Russian hackers. → Read More

Chowchilla Kidnapper, Frederick Woods, Granted Parole in California

Frederick Woods, 70, was one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping in Chowchilla, Calif. The children and the bus driver escaped after being buried in a trailer for 16 hours. → Read More

Snow Squall Leads to 50-Car Pileup on Pennsylvania Highway

Several tractor-trailers were involved in the chain-reaction crash on Interstate 81, about 50 miles northeast of Harrisburg, Pa. The wreckage extended for about a mile, the authorities said. → Read More

Shooting Outside Minnesota School Leaves One Student Dead and Another Injured

Two suspects were arrested hours after the shooting, outside the South Education Center in Richfield, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis, the police said. → Read More

Nearly Two Dozen Charged in Fraud Ring That Staged Car Crashes, U.S. Says

The elaborate scheme, which took place from 2017 to 2020 in Washington State, cost insurers $1 million, the authorities said. → Read More

The F.D.A.’s New Approach to French Dressing? Laissez-Faire.

In 30 days, the federal government will drop regulations that have been used since 1950 to define French dressing and its composition. → Read More

Man Who Planted Razor Blades in Pizza Dough Gets 5 Years in Prison

No one was reported injured, but prosecutors say that the recall prompted by Nicholas Mitchell’s tampering resulted in nearly $230,000 in losses to a Maine-based supermarket chain. → Read More

Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies at 46

Ms. Mayer reported on Comic-Con and contributed to Book Concierge, NPR’s literary recommendation tool. She gravitated toward science fiction, romance and fantasy. → Read More

Texas Nurse Sentenced to Death for Fatally Injecting 4 Heart Patients With Air

William Davis, who worked at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas, was convicted of capital murder on Oct. 19. His sentence will automatically be appealed. → Read More

Extreme Heat Caused Family’s Death in Sierra National Forest, Authorities Say

After a two-month effort to find out what killed Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, and their dog, investigators pointed to 109-degree heat and a lack of water. → Read More

Did a Meteor Explode Over New Hampshire? That May Explain the Boom.

Meteorologists said that a bolide, a type of large meteor explosion in the atmosphere, might have been the source of a disturbance that was widely reported on Sunday. → Read More

Something Shook New Hampshire. What Caused the Boom Is a Mystery.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it had so far found no evidence of an earthquake in all of New England during the past seven days. → Read More

One Killed and at Least 14 Wounded in Shooting in Minnesota Bar, Police Say

Investigators said that they had arrested three men who were among those wounded but had not yet determined a motive for the shooting. → Read More

Germany sets aside an additional $767 million for Holocaust survivors, officials say

It’s been 80 years since Nazi soldiers laid siege to the city of Leningrad, Russia, during the Holocaust, but memories of the desperation haven’t faded away for Russian Jews like Raisa Khusid, who survived starvation and bombardment. → Read More

D.E.A. Warns of ‘Alarming’ Increase in Fentanyl-Laced Fake Pills

The Drug Enforcement Administration said it had seized more than 9.5 million counterfeit prescription pills so far this year, more than in the previous two years combined. → Read More

Arrest Warrant Issued for Brian Laundrie, Days After Gabby Petito’s Body Was Found

Mr. Laundrie is facing a felony charge of debit card fraud in Wyoming after the death of Ms. Petito, his fiancée, on a cross-country trip. The death has been ruled a homicide. → Read More

Tennessee Shooting Live Updates: 1 Dead and a Dozen Injured at Grocery Store

The authorities said the gunman also apparently killed himself after the attack inside a Kroger in Collierville, Tenn., about 30 miles east of Memphis. → Read More

3 Million Baby Cushions Are Recalled After 8 Reported Infant Deaths

The Boppy Company lounger pads, which federal regulators say can cause suffocation, were sold by retailers including Pottery Barn Kids, Walmart, Target and Amazon. → Read More