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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) State Schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick says half of the $250 million Maryland received in federal "Race to the Top" funds remain with the state board to help local school systems reach reform goals. Grasmick briefed members of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee today about how the program is going.

BALTIMORE (AP) The state of Maryland has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the federal government over the 2008 crash of a state police helicopter that killed four people. The state claims in the lawsuit that two air traffic controllers failed to respond adequately to the pilot's distress and contributed to the crash.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Police have issued a citation to a school bus driver with careless driving after an accident in November in which a bus overturned, injuring dozens of students. Fifty-nine-year-old Arnold Johnson of Wilmington was charged today.

BALTIMORE (AP) Wayne Rooney's younger brother John has been selected by the New York Red Bulls on the second round of the Major League Soccer draft. Having already signed with MLS, the younger Rooney worked out for scouts last week in Florida and was taken by the Red Bulls today.

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