1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl.
2. Las Vegas billionaire
3. Riots in Athens kick off a year of public unrest over the European debt crisis.
4. Federal regulators approve Chicago-based Exelon's takeover of Constellation Energy, leaving Baltimore without a Fortune 500 headquarters.
5. United Nations efforts to stop the civil war in Syria fail, with a shaky cease-fire giving way to fiercer bloodshed.
6. Michael Andretti and local investors take over the beleaguered
7. The Baltimore Sun turns 175.
8. Baltimore Comptroller Joan Pratt questions the purchase of new, high-tech phones by Mayor
9. U.S. Chief Justice
10. Dozens of tall ships crowd Baltimore's harbor for Sailabration, the kick-off of the city's commemoration of the War of 1812.
11. A report faults Penn State football coach
12. A derecho blows through the Baltimore region, leaving hundreds of thousands without power for days during a heat wave.
13. A water main break in downtown Baltimore shuts down Light Street for days.
15. Baltimore Police Commissioner
17. Mother Jones Magazine publishes a video of
18. An attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, kills four Americans.
19. The Orioles host the first playoff game at
21. President Barack Obama easily wins re-election, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.
22. Voters in
24. Palestinian terrorists launch rockets at Israeli cities, and Israel responds with an air offensive against
25. The University of Maryland ditches its decades-old association with the
26. President Obama and
27. After a series of articles detailing problems with Baltimore City's speed camera program, The Sun reports on the case of a man who got a ticket while stopped at a red light.
28. A gunman, after killing his mother, enters