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The mystery of the Voynich Manuscript: 'Is it's very secrecy it's power?'

Curator Bill Sherman discusses the mystery of the Voynich Manuscript, a 240-page book that dates back to the 15th century and that no human has ever been able to read.

Armed man is barricaded inside home in Clifton, Va., police say

Fairfax County police responded to the scene shortly after 9 a.m., a spokesman said.

Morning Roundup: D.C. Celebrates Chuck Brown Day

In the news: The Godfather of Go-Go's birthday is today, smoothies linked to Hepatitis A in Virginia, and more. [ more › ]

“Toots” Thielemans, master of the jazz harmonica, dies at 94

He jammed with Charlie Parker and appeared on “Midnight Cowboy” and “Sesame Street” soundtracks.

Metro riders face delays on Green and Red lines

Metro riders should expect delays on two rail lines for Monday morning commute.

Four-bedroom Cape Cod-style home in Bowie, Md., lists for $389,900

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | Built in 1962, the house has two levels with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the main level, along with a formal dining room and a living room with a fireplace and a bay window.

At U-Va., Block Party continues despite administration’s warnings

Thousands of students gathered in Charlottesville for the raucous off-campus, back-to-school party, though some described it as ‘tamer.’

A principal berated a new teacher in front of his class. He needed her support instead.

She forced him to tell several classes how inferior he was. Why would a principal turn so quickly, publicly and viciously against a teacher who sought her help?

U-Md. teams with hospital to provide dental care for low-income adults

The School of Dentistry operates a clinic that aims to reduce emergency room visits.

Woodbridge woman starts nonprofit for the homeless

Good News Community Kitchen collects and distributes food, clothing and hygiene kits.

D.C.-area forecast: Sunday storms usher in a welcome change for the week ahead

Things are a little bumpy today, but once we get into the work week it's smooth sailing and beautiful for a bit.

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