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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

Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is seen in a screen capture from Egypt State TV after being detained by Egyptian security officials in Cairo on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Egypt State TV)

UAE journalist offers bounty to capture Islamist leaders

A journalist in the United Arab Emirates has offered $143,000 for information that leads to the capture and arrest of leaders with the Muslim Brotherhood who are being sought by Egyptian security forces. Published August 21, 2013

** FILE ** James Lee DiMaggio (left), 40, and Hannah Anderson, 16, are pictured in a combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department)

James DiMaggio twist: Family says abducted girl may be his daughter

There’s a new twist in the case of the California girl, 16, who was abducted by a family friend, James DiMaggio, and taken into the wilderness of Idaho. His family thinks he may have been the biological father of the girl, Hannah Anderson, and now they want her DNA. Published August 21, 2013

** FILE ** New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (right) makes comments as Pike River Coal CEO Peter Whittall (left) listens during a press conference in Greymouth, New Zealand, on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Simon Baker)

New Zealand gives go-ahead to spy on own citizens

New Zealand spy agencies now can conduct surveillance operations on its own citizens, thanks to legislation signed into law Wednesday giving government intelligence the expanded powers. Published August 21, 2013

Pakistani cleric Haji Alam Sher, founder of the Jamia Taleem-Ul-Quran-Wal-Hadith Madrassa, talks to the media in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. The United States has placed unprecedented sanctions on the Islamic school for allegedly training and financing fighters from al Qaeda and other militant groups. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

U.S. sanctions Pakistani school for ties to al Qaeda

In a nearly unprecedented move, the United States issued sanctions on a school for Islamic youth in northwest Pakistan, accusing the facility's overseers of holding ties to al Qaeda and other militants groups. Published August 21, 2013

Chris Matthews (Associated Press) **FILE**

Chris Matthews on Obama: He lacks key political skill

President Obama may be a solid public speaker, but when it comes to schmoozing with those of different political ilk — a key ingredient for a successful policy persuader — he's sorely lacking, said one of his chief fans, MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Published August 20, 2013

8 injured in U.S. Navy boathouse explosion

Eight unnamed individuals were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment when a boathouse at the Naval Weapons Station Earle in New Jersey exploded on Tuesday morning, a naval spokesperson said. Published August 20, 2013

Baseball player Chris Lane, shown in an undated photo, was shot and killed in Duncan, Okla., by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said. Mr. Lane, an Australian, was on a baseball scholarship at the state's East Central University. (AP Photo/Essendon [Australia] Baseball Club)

Oklahoma college baseball star, 22, killed for fun, police say

An Australian man, 22, with a promising future in baseball was shot in the back as he jogged through small-town Oklahoma streets, and police said Tuesday the suspected killers' motive was that they had nothing better to do. Published August 20, 2013

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (center) and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (left) announce on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, the arrest of 19 people and the seizure of 254 guns as part of gun-smuggling operation between the Carolinas and New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun confiscations conference mocked for breaking safety laws

Talk about a public relations hit: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg only meant at a Monday press conference to showcase his police department’s recent success with gun confiscations and highlight the number of illegal weapons that were removed in a yearlong investigation and subsequent seizure. But what he did instead was point all those weapons at audience members — a stark violation of basic gun safety rules. Published August 20, 2013

Crystal Mitchell created the Facebook page "God Is Alive in Newton" to counter a poster with the phrase "God is dead" at her daughter's high school. (Facebook)

'God is dead' school poster sparks 'God is alive' Facebook page

Parents of a Georgia high-schooler upset at a poster display in the classroom that depicts a theme of the famous play, “The Crucible,” with a penned “God is dead” message, started a Facebook page as a counter, assuring “God is alive.” Published August 20, 2013

Bradley Manning judge to decide: 60 years or 25?

A military judge is poised to deliberate the prison sentence of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning on Tuesday and decide whether he will serve the 25 years the defense has requested, the 60 years the prosecution is seeking or the 90 years his crimes could bring. Published August 20, 2013