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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

Shirley Sotloff and her husband Arthur B. Sotloff exit a car as they return home after the memorial service for their son, slain journalist Steven Sotloff, at Temple Beth Ann, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Pinecrest, Fla. The Islamic State has beheaded two American journalists it held captive for what the militants called payback for more than 120 U.S. airstrikes on its assets in northern Iraq since Aug. 8. Journalists James Foley and Sotloff were two of what the State Department has described as "a few" Americans still being held hostage by the group. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Carl Juste)

Steven Sotloff spokesman: Team Obama 'bullied and hectored' family

A spokesman for the family of the second beheaded American journalist, Steven Sotloff, said they wanted to rescue him from the grips of the Islamic State, but officials working for President Obama "bullied" them into softening their approach. Published September 17, 2014

Bill Maher hosts "Real Time with Bill Maher" in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/HBO, Janet Van Ham, File) ** FILE **

Bill Maher takes potshots at Christianity with self-mocking satire

It's Bill Maher at his most mocking. In a new video for the award-winning "Funny or Die" website, the HBO comedy host poses as an undercover Christian trying to explain his faked atheist schtick to a stunned colleague — all the while managing to convey his absolute disdain for the faith. Published September 17, 2014

Joan Rivers' doctor accused of snapping selfie in lead-up to cardiac arrest

Joan Rivers' personal doctor reportedly performed a biopsy on his famous client without her prior consent — and then snapped a selfie of himself next to her while she was under anesthesia — just moments before she went into cardiac arrest, a new statement to investigators revealed. Published September 17, 2014

This Jan. 8, 2009, file photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, shows a small Draganflyer X6 UAV drone as it makes a test flight in Mesa County, Colo. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team, File)

LAPD acquires drones, but outcry forces them under lock and key

Los Angeles police have acquired two mini-helicopter drones that were barred by voter backlash from staying with Seattle's cops -- but now they're facing the same outcries, and an independent police watchdog has stepped in and taken possession. Published September 17, 2014

Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, left, speaks at a Little Rock, Ark., news conference as U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., listens Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Huckabee endorsed Cotton in the race for U.S. Senate against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Mike Huckabee makes waves with 2016 White House talk

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said another run at the White House is a distinct possibility and that he's in a much better spot than he was in 2008 — better known, a better money draw. Published September 16, 2014

SMILE: Body-mounted cameras, like ones used by other U.S. police forces, are coming to District. (Associated Press)

White House: 'We support the use of cameras' on police uniforms

The White House said that issuing cameras for police to wear on their uniforms is a good thing, and it would help ward off just the type of mistrust displayed by Ferguson, Missouri, residents toward law enforcement. Published September 16, 2014

FBI Director James Comey takes a question during a news conference at the FBI field office in Denver, Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014. FBI Director James Comey says Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" and that the agency is helping investigate the killing.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

FBI's facial recognition technology goes fully operational

The federal government's Next Generation Identification System — a biometric database that relies largely on facial-recognition technology — is now fully operational, the FBI announced Monday. Published September 16, 2014