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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

** 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

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

Booking photo of Justin Goodrich, 23.
Courtesy Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Gun-firing homeowner, female boxer thwart Florida burglary

A homeowner in Florida met five burglary suspects with a gun, chasing them from his home – and into the surprising path of a female, former boxing professional neighbor who was only too glad to help. Published November 28, 2013

A magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich on Oct. 10, 2011. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Fit mom booted from Facebook for anti-fat post deemed ‘hate speech'

A fitness guru who sparked a media firestorm weeks ago for posing with her toned abs and three young kids in a pro-exercise photo with the caption, “what’s your excuse?” has now been booted from Facebook for making comments about the growing acceptance of fat — comments deemed “hate speech” by the social media site. Published November 28, 2013

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the idea for fitting fake pill bottles with GPS devices was prompted by high-profile crimes associated with the thriving black market for oxycodone and other prescription drugs. (Associated Press)

NYC alarms with notice: ‘Immediately surrender your rifle’

New York City authorities have been sending out notices to residents who own guns that now violate new ammunition capability laws, demanding they relinquish their weapons — and even though the notifications may just be standard police procedure, the text is a shocker. Published November 28, 2013

Biofuel rule puts turkey farmers in fret over corn costs

Turkey farmers say a federal mandate to produce a certain amount of biofuel has left them scrambling to turn a profit, because corn costs over the years have skyrocketed and feed prices soared. Published November 28, 2013

Kathy Weekman of Springfield, Va., checks organic produce at the Fresh Fields grocery store in Springfield, Va., Nov.13, 1993.  Organic issues have vexed a panel helping the Agriculture Department to create nationwide standards for organic foods.  In an age of biotechnology and international trade, the panel is dealing with more than compost and crop rotations, pesticide-free apples and carrots. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

‘God diet’ splashes into holiday season

Toss the grapefruits and shred the Atkins book. Those watching their weight have a new source for inspiration to lose fat and trim down — the so-called "God diet." Published November 28, 2013

A 35-year-old, a Hong-Kong born Australian musician Howard, dressed as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, walks past the Louis Vuitton store in a Hong Kong shopping district, Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. Howard claims to be the world's first professional Kim Jong-un impersonator. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Kim Jong-un doppelganger makes waves as burger salesman in Tel Aviv

A 34-year-old Australian musician who happens to be a spit-fire doppelganger of North Korea’s Kim-jong Un has unwittingly launched a new career — as an advertisement actor who plays the dictator and sells the likes of hamburgers in Tel Aviv. Published November 28, 2013

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis is helped by his personal secretary Monsignor Alfred Xuereb, right, with his skull cap during a gust of wind while he attends his weekly open-air general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis is trying to get a better handle on the reform of the troubled Vatican bank and the Holy See's finances, naming his top assistant to look into the work of two commissions of inquiry he set up this year. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Pope Francis sends right-hand man to oversee Vatican bank inquiry

In an apparent sign that Pope Francis means business, the leading Catholic Church figure appointed his personal, top-ranking assistant to step into an inquiry of Vatican banking and Holy See financial transactions that he set up earlier this year. Published November 28, 2013