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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Serge Vorobyov threw $1,000 into air at Mall of America.
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Minnesota man cited for raining down cash at Mall of America

A Minnesota man desiring simply to “spread the love” and give some needy holiday shoppers some extra bucks now finds himself facing the ire of police who say his dump of $1,000 in bills over the second-floor railing at the Mall of America was foolish, short-sighted and downright dangerous. Published December 2, 2013

'12 Days of Christmas' gifts rise to $114K

Those seeking to buy all of the gifts popularized by the holiday carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" should take note: This year's purchase price has risen by almost 7 percent, from $107,300 in 2012 to $114,651. Published December 2, 2013

Shoppers look at televisions at a Best Buy store late in the evening on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Dunwoody, Ga. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving this year. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Black Friday dawns with gunshots, injuries, mayhem

A Chicago-area police officer and a suspect he shot in a shoplifting incident outside a Kohl’s department store were in the hospital on Friday — a worst-case example of how Black Friday opened with madness, mayhem and violence. Published November 29, 2013

**FILE** Fraser fir Christmas trees are offered for sale at a tree lot in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Nov. 28, 2012. (Associated Press)

Grinch steals 50 Christmas trees from Pensacola parking lot

Police in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday were seeking the identity of a Christmas tree-stealing perpetrator who cleared out a chunk of Fraser firs destined for sale at a parking lot near a local high school. Published November 29, 2013

Bang for the buck: Gun deals galore on Black Friday

Nothing like chiming in the Christmas season with a new gun. That's the message advertisers are blasting out, with deals that promise purchasers savings in the double-digit range. Published November 29, 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, shares a light moment with members of the parliament as he arrives there in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Hard-line Iranian politicians publicly criticized the deal reached in Geneva last week over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, an agreement that has largely been welcomed by Iranians. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Companies eye business prospects in Iran after nuke deal

Now that Tehran has forged a nuclear deal with six world powers, the doors to business with Iran have opened and Germany's head of Chamber of Commerce said Friday that the phones are ringing off the hook. Published November 29, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama (right) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama to Netanyahu: Tone down Iran trash talk, please

President Obama has sent a query to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, asking the fiery and blunt-talking prime minister to take a break from his criticism of the U.S.-forged deal with Iran. Published November 29, 2013

WWII Purple Heart hero, 88, found strangled to death in Chicago-area home

John Poyer, an 88-year-old World War II veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart after he almost lost his legs in Germany, was just found strangled to death in his home, and a 55-year-old man who lived in the same Chicago-area apartment complex has been charged in his murder. Published November 29, 2013

Missouri pipeline blows, sending fireballs skyward

Emergency workers in one Missouri town were working feverishly on Friday to contain the flames of a massive gas pipeline explosion that occurred in the early morning hours. Published November 29, 2013

Hamid Karzai defiant on deal as NATO says sorry for civilian kills

NATO announced Friday it would kick off an investigation of an airstrike that killed a child and injured two women in Afghanistan, leading an angry President Hamid Karzai to threaten the United States with a halt to all security talks. Published November 29, 2013

** FILE ** CIA Director John O. Brennan.

Furious Pakistanis out CIA spy, accuse John Brennan of murder

A furious Pakistani political party has revealed what members claim is the identity of a top U.S. spy — the station chief — who's inside the country, in apparent retribution for drone strikes that have killed several over the past few weeks. Published November 29, 2013

Explosions hit outside U.S. air base in Tokyo

American and Japanese authorities on Friday were still trying to determine the source of two small explosions that hit just outside the U.S. air base near Tokyo. Published November 29, 2013