Maryland schools rank No. 1 for fifth straight year: For the fifth year in a row, Maryland has the best public school system in America, according to rankings published Thursday by a leading education publication that gave the state high marks for overall student achievement.
Amid major U.S. flu outbreak, Boston declares health emergency: With flu cases in this city up tenfold from last year, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday as authorities around the United States scrambled to cope with a rising number of patients.
TERPS: Maryland lost a 12-point second-half lead, falling 65-62 to Florida State and ending a 13-game winning streak.
From b: Want to send yourself down an Internet rabbit hole for a couple of hours? Start clicking around Yelp, and notice how hilarious, brutal and head-scratching the reviews of Baltimore businesses can be.