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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Police officials search a car located at the scene of the shooting that took place at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

Ga. FedEx shooting suspect ID'd: Geddy Kramer, 19, dressed 'like Rambo'

Police and witnesses say the man who is accused of shooting and injuring six at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday was a 19-year-old man named Geddy Kramer, who strode into the building as if he were a character from an action movie — armed with an assault rifle, knife and belt of bullets that was strapped across his chest. Published April 30, 2014

China's President Xi Jinping waves from the presidential tribune during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool)

China boots another Communist Party chief over graft

The Communist Party in China has kicked off a criminal investigation into a senior government official, Li Chuncheng, accusing him of everything from taking bribes to taking part in acts of depravity. Published April 30, 2014

Learn about the characters and creatures of Truffula Valley and Thneedville, and even plant a Truffula Tree seedling in the Blu-ray release of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

Librarians pressed to ban Dr. Seuss 'Hop on Pop' for violent undertones

Dr. Seuss is safe at the Toronto Public Library — at least for the time being. But one of his books was targeted for banning. A letter of complaint filed in March with the facility petitioned for the removal of all copies of the 1963 book penned by Dr. Seuss, "Hop on Pop." Published April 30, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden walks off stage after speaking about the release of the First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The White House is urging schools to provide victims of sexual assault with a confidential, respectful way to report the crimes and seek treatment. (AP)

Joe Biden invokes 'Deliverance' movie in point about rape

Vice President Joseph R. Biden joined in the ongoing White House reach-out to rape victims and executive push to put a halt to acts of sexual violence on college campus — by invoking a graphic scene of the "Deliverance" movie. Published April 30, 2014

** FILE ** Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, on April 12, 2014. Bundy informed the public that the BLM has agreed to cease the roundup of his family's cattle. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Utah lawmaker moves to disarm BLM, IRS, says 'They're not paramilitary units'

Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's property, is mulling a measure to cut funding for any "paramilitary units" that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies. Published April 30, 2014

President Barack Obama holds his hand over his heart as he participates in a wreath-laying ceremony with Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Superintendent Larry Adkison at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig city, outside of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. This is the last leg of Mr. Obama's four-nation tour through the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Email ensuring 'Obama looked good' was post-Benghazi priority

Key communication chiefs at the White House waged an all-out strategy to rally behind President Obama and help him push the mantra that the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. facility in Benghazi were due to an Internet video — and not policy failure, a watchdog revealed. Published April 29, 2014

** FILE ** This photo taken Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn by Brad Hankins, a campaign director for Scouts for Equality, as he responds to questions during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gay man, 19, complains that Boy Scouts won't give him job

A gay 19-year-old who worked a summer position at a Boy Scouts of America camp but was then outed as gay on his Facebook page by friends is now complaining that the organization won't hire him back. Published April 29, 2014