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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

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

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

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a a fundraiser in Lower Manhattan benefiting two union-backed Sept. 11 victims' advocacy groups, in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The former U.S. senator from New York and potential 2016 presidential candidate called on union members to mobilize to fight for the extension of the James Zadroga Act. The 2010 law provides medical treatment and compensation to those affected by the attack and is set to expire in 2015 and 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hillary Clinton fundraising speech marred by amnesty hecklers

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's fundraising speech to a New York crowd was interrupted by a group of hecklers who broke through at the tail end of her remarks to demand why she supported deporting their illegal family members. Published September 17, 2014

Ferguson protesters chant "Arrest Darren Wilson!" during at a meeting of the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Clayton. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

Ferguson government meeting marked by angry protests — again

Angry protesters disrupted a local government gathering of Ferguson authorities, shouting for justice for fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown — the second time St. Louis residents have staged such an outburst at an official meeting in a week's time. 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

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

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