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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 - This  is a Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she listens during the service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. A monarch's life is not all luxury and glamour. A report by British lawmakers into the finances of Queen Elizabeth II has exposed crumbling palaces and depleted coffers, and discovered that a royal reserve fund for emergencies is down to its last million pounds ($1.6 million). In the Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014, report the legislators urged royal officials to adopt a more commercial approach to making money, and suggested opening up Buckingham Palace to visitors more often. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Queen's staff fritters away palace savings

Queen Elizabeth’s staffers have been spending up a storm, frittering away money that’s supposed to be used for palace upkeep, a British committee found. Published January 28, 2014

** FILE **  Members of Ahrar al-Sham brigade, one of the Syrian rebels groups, exercise in a train camp at unknown place in Syria. The growing muscle of an al Qaeda linked Syrian group is casting a grim shadow over northern Syria, where extremist militants have turned their attention to seizing activists who cover their country. (AP Photo)

U.S. restarts aid to Syria, hoping al Qaeda won't seize it again

The United States has picked up where it left off more than a month ago, and started shipping nonlethal aid to Syria in hopes that al Qaeda won’t seize it and keep it from reaching its intended rebel fighting recipients. Published January 28, 2014

** FILE ** Gun dealer Mel Bernstein takes down an AK-47 assault rifle from a sales rack at his own Dragonman's shooting range and gun store, east of Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

New 'R.I.P.' bullet hailed as 'one-shot man-stopper'

A newly developed bullet from G2 Research is being billed as the last round a gun owner will ever need: a smashing hunk of copper with full metal jacket power to shred through solid objects and stop attackers in their tracks. Published January 28, 2014

** FILE ** In this June 1, 2011, file photo, Chris Taketa prepares a drink in the food prep area in the back of Dojo sushi restaurant, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)

Utah lawmaker pushes for relaxed liquor laws

A lawmaker in Utah is pushing to tear down a massive wall that's stood between consumers and their liquor — a strictly enforced law that requires drinkers to order food with their alcoholic beverages. Published January 28, 2014

In this image taken from Egypt State TV,  Egypt's toppled President Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Jan. 28. 2014. Morsi was, separated from other defendants for the start of a new trial Tuesday over charges from prison breaks during the country's 2011 revolution, state television reported. (AP Photo/Egyptian State TV)

Mohammed Morsi encased in glass cage for start of trial

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Tuesday was flown by helicopter from prison to court, placed in a glass-encased metal cage and forced to stand on trial for charges of toppling the country's government and destroying its structure. Published January 28, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hillary Clinton calls Benghazi her ‘biggest regret’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead the “biggest regret” of her diplomatic career. Published January 28, 2014

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MIA Rep. Steve Stockman located in London

Rep. Steven Stockman, who’s running against Sen. John Cornyn for his seat and hasn’t been seen in almost three weeks, may have just been located in London following a brief stay in Russia. Published January 27, 2014