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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

** FILE ** In this Aug. 4, 2010, file photo, cinnamon rolls are sold at a bakery in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration recently found that Danish bakers use more cinnamon in their pastry than the recommended limits set by the EU. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Per Folkver, file)

Cinnamon regulations from EU rankle Danish pastry chefs

Too much cinnamon — that was the finding of European Union-based regulators to Danish bakers about their pastry rolls. And now Danish bakers are fuming, saying that the spice crackdown is too strict, too burdensome and too ridiculous to abide. Published January 9, 2014

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. A day after revelations that Christie's administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution, the prospective Republican presidential candidate is faced with what may be the biggest test in his political career. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

N.J. Democrats float criminal charges for Chris Christie in road scandal

It's been barely a day since the news broke that Gov. Chris Christie's administration may not be as innocent as claimed about an alleged politically motivated road closing that jammed traffic through the New Jersey city of Fort Lee. But one local Democrat is already floating the idea of criminal charges. Published January 9, 2014

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Ex-SS officer, 88, charged in massacre of French town

A former Waffen SS soldier, age 88, was charged by German prosecutors with helping to carry out the horrendous massacre of 642 men, women and children in a French village in 1944. Published January 9, 2014

Dennis Rodman walks along the court at an exhibition basketball game between U.S. and North Korean players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

John McCain: Dennis Rodman, a ‘dangerous idiot’

Sen. John McCain didn’t pull punches when characterizing former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s cozy relations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un: He’s an “idiot,” the Arizonan said. Published January 8, 2014

Pope Francis waves as he leaves Rome's Jesus' Church to celebrate a mass with the Jesuits, on the occasion of the order's titular feast, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope effect: Pontiff inspires top Mass. paper to bolster Catholic coverage

Call it the pope effect. But interest in the Catholic Church has surged to such level in the months since Pope Francis took office that the leading newspaper in Massachusetts in terms of circulation has hired a top Vatican reporter and mulled the sense of launching an entirely new publication, dedicated solely to the religion. Published January 8, 2014

FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky is expected to participate in the proceeding to have his Penn State pension restored by video conference. The proceeding begins on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Sandusky lost a $4,900-a-month pension in October 2012, when he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for child sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Jerry Sandusky fights to get back $4,900 monthly pension pay

Imprisoned child molester Jerry Sandusky told a court Tuesday that he deserves his pension from Penn State and that his convictions should not keep his wife from benefiting from his $,4900-a-month earnings. Published January 8, 2014