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Things to know today: WHO says measures used against the delta variant should also work for omicron; Congress averted a shutdown. Get caught up.

In 1992, the Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled more than 21 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground off northwestern Spain, and more events that happened on this day in history.

A truck attempting to pass two vehicles in a no-passing zone crashed, killing a 39-year-old Dibble woman and two passengers, 18 and 15; a 2-year-old girl was hospitalized in good condition.

Barry Sanders is a 10-time NFL Pro Bowler, Pro Football Hall of Famer and is Oklahoma State's lone Heisman Trophy winner. It was on this day in 1988 that he won college football's highest award, but there was a unique…

“I knew his name was Drake,” Renee Stanley told The Oklahoman, “but I didn’t know he was a rapper, and I didn’t know how popular he was. But let me tell ya, everybody else around me let me know.”

Hawaii has flood watches and blizzard warnings in effect while Denver, Colo., is still waiting for its first snowfall of the season, breaking a record.

U.S. employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding a sluggish 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year.

We’ve asked each Tulsa World reporter and photographer to look back at this year and share their thoughts on the stories that stuck with them. Mike's included in-depth stories behind high school athletes and coaches, past and present.

The toy drive will continue through Dec. 20.

A text about Thanksgiving dinner that was accidentally sent to a wrong number six years ago has sparked a long friendship. Now it's inspiring a film.


New COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County have spiked to their highest levels since the pandemic began, and health department director Bruce Dart says it's not safe for the president or the public to be in a large crowd right now. 

"As a physician, my oath is to do no harm, and to sit silently on this matter feels wrong," Dr. Whiteside writes.

Mobile-phone location data from people who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Oklahoma show that most came from outside Tulsa, hailing from at least 44 counties spread across 12 states. COVID-19 is on the rise in 33 of them.

Tulsa World exclusive: Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction announces campaign for governor. #oklaed 

Trump said the rally would be in a “beautiful new venue, brand new,” which was just announced by the White House as being the 12-year-old BOK Center in downtown.

“If you choose not to be vaccinated, you’ve made a choice for my daughter, too. Your choice led to my innocent child being hospitalized."

“Every single person I saw storming that Capitol was a version of Timothy McVeigh,” said Holt, who was elected mayor of Oklahoma City in 2018.

"Please remember this: Our representatives may have all voted against the infrastructure bill, but when the ribbons are cut and checks handed out, they will all be right there to take credit and give the illusion that somehow their 'work'…

Gov. Kevin Stitt has taken a hands-off approach when it came to requiring people to wear masks in public places during a pandemic citing local control. But he wants to micromanage urban schools, our editorial board writes.