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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 undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday. (AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

Filipino Catholics vow to counter Islamic State terrorists message

Catholics in the Philippines say they have a religious calling to serve as a counter to the message spewed by Islamic State terrorists, and as part of that mission, they're collecting donations for Iraq and Syria Christian's who've been displaced. Published August 28, 2014

Knoxville police SWAT team officers examine a suspect outside a room at the Days Inn hotel Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. According to reports on, David Eugene Smith, a Florida man sought in a triple killing near Lakeland, Fla., was in custody Tuesday afternoon and being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in the West Knoxville motel room, Knox County authorities said. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Federal court rules SWAT teams aren't exempt from lawsuits

SWAT teams beware: Innocent victims can sue. That's the ruling of the U.S. Second Court of Appeals in New York, issued in a case of a homeowner whose constitutional rights were infringed by a police raid that resulted in the killing of a man. Published August 28, 2014

** FILE ** This Jan. 15, 2014, file photo shows a test drone as it is is launched by catapult as a trail plane follows on a ranch near Sarita, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

California lawmakers vote to require warrants for spy drones

California legislators voted to mandate law enforcement to obtain warrants before sending drones out on surveillance missions, a move aimed at reining in what one lawmaker described as a true threat to individual privacy. Published August 28, 2014

** FILE ** The umpire crew, lead by Doug Eddings, walks onto the field as they are flanked by people dressed as stormtroopers from the "Star Wars" films on Star Wars Day at Chase Field prior to a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Drone 3, a 'Star Wars'-like hover bike, makes splash in concept world

From movie screen to real-life — that's what supporters of the Malloy Aeronautics' hovercycle project hope to bring to fruition, pointing to the Drone 3 model and its similarities with the famous "Star Wars" scene that saw stormtroopers chasing Jedi heroes through the woods on a fast-moving airborne bike. Published August 27, 2014

** FILE ** Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Gov. Bobby Jindal to sue Obama administration on Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he was filing a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Obama administration over alleged manipulation of grant money to force states to accept Common Core as their school standards. Published August 27, 2014

Feds tout school lunches as 'national security issue'

As a new school year dawns, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding of its new rules against Gatorade and caffeine-filled drinks in school cafeterias — and it's a matter of national security, they say. Published August 27, 2014

A puppet reporter is shown Jan. 19, 2012, during taping at WOIO-TV in Cleveland. The station uses the puppets performing as witnesses, reporters and jurors to detail the corruption trial against former Cuyahoga county commissioner Jimmy Dimora, which began last week in federal court in Akron. (Associated Press)

Disney pushes patents for drone-controlled puppets

Disney has filed three patents for drone-controlled puppets — a creative effort aimed at boosting the company's ability to move blimp-sized characters in a more realistic manner, especially during parades. Published August 27, 2014