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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

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, a young boy, no name available, hugs Pope Francis as he delivers his speech during an audience with families in St. Peter's Square gathered for the Pontifical Council for the Familyís plenary assembly, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. A young boy, part of a group of children sitting around the stage where the pontiff was delivering his message to families, played around Pope Francis as he continued delivering his speech, occasionally patting the boy's head.  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Pope Francis makes a friend: 'The boy in yellow' upstages Vatican speech

Pope Francis has made a new friend — a young boy dressed in yellow who climbed the Vatican stage and wandered about the pontiff’s robes for a time, paying little heed to the thousands who filled the square at St. Peter’s to hear the latest Catholic Church address. Published October 30, 2013

Chris Matthews (Associated Press) **FILE**

MSNBC Chris Matthews blasts Obama administration on Benghazi

MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews — a staunch pro-Obama defender who famously earned the nickname "Tingles" for remarking on the president's ability to send shivers down his leg with his speeches — is singing a new tune. Published October 30, 2013

** FILE ** Sriracha chili sauce bottles are produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif., in this Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

California town sues Sriracha chili sauce factory over smell

An economically struggling town in Southern California at first embraced the opening of a 650,000-square-foot chili sauce factory within its borders as a job booster and revenue raiser — and then the smell hit. Published October 30, 2013

Arizona Department of Public Safety officers investigate a multiple fatality accident involving six semi tractor-trailers and 19 other vehicles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 south of Casa Grande, Ariz., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.  Authorities say three people are dead and at least 12 others injured after a dust storm led to chain-reaction collisions. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Ron Medvescek)

Arizona dust storm leaves 3 dead in highway pileup

A massive dust storm that swept suddenly across Interstate 10 in Arizona sent 19 vehicles onto a collision course, ultimately leaving three dead and a dozen injured. Published October 30, 2013

Virginia, Kentucky, Idaho scrap health insurance: ‘Easier just to start from scratch’

And the Obamacare hits just keep on coming. The latest is from Virginia, Kentucky and Idaho, where state leaders just announced insurance carriers will be completely scrapping their plans, because it’ll be easier to start with a clean slate to abide by Obamacare minimum mandates, than adjust and reform what was in existence. Published October 30, 2013

** FILE ** Essam el-Erian, a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader seen speaking in Cairo on Feb. 2, 2011. (Associated Press)

Egypt captures, arrests Muslim Brotherhood head

Egyptian authorities acted on a tip on Wednesday and raided an apartment in eastern Cairo, discovering and arresting a leading Muslim Brotherhood leader who had been on the run for months. Published October 30, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa is on an official visit to Russia. (AP Photo/ Ivan Sekretarev)

Russia bugged goodie bags with spy technology at G-20

Apparently, America isn't the only country to spy on neighbors and world leaders. Russia gave out goodie bags filled with USB drives and telephone chargers at the recent G-20 summit in St. Petersburg — but the devices were designed to download the users' information and pass it along to intelligence agents at the Kremlin. Published October 30, 2013