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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

**FILE** USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

U.S., Russia both beef up Persian Gulf presence

The United States announced this week it's sending in an extra aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf area — at the same time Russian authorities say they've dispatched some more military craft to the same region. Published August 29, 2013

Guo Bin recuperates in a hospital in Taiyuan in northwest China's Shanxi province on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, from an attack in the rural area of Linfen city that left him blind. A woman tricked the 6-year-old boy into going into a field, and then gouged out his eyes, police said. (Associated Press)

Chinese boy, 6, abducted, eyes gouged out

A six-year-old Chinese boy was abducted, drugged and left in a field down the road from his house with his eyes removed, authorities said. Published August 28, 2013

** FILE ** The World Trade Center terror attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. (Associated Press)

Atheists threaten suit over 9/11 memorial with Christian cross

Atheists are threatening to sue over a Princeton, N.J., planned memorial to mark the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on American soil because a metal beam that’s part of the display has a small cut-out of a Christian cross. Published August 28, 2013

Oprah Winfrey (left) and Forest Whitaker appear in "The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Co., Anne Marie Fox)

Obama on 'The Butler': 'My girl,' Oprah, 'she can act'

President Obama, speaking on Tuesday about the fictionalized movie version of a black man who worked for decades in the White House titled "The Butler," had only words of praise for "my girl" Oprah Winfrey, who played a leading role. Published August 28, 2013

** FILE ** Actor Alec Baldwin and pregnant wife, Hilaria, attend the premiere of the film "Blue Jasmine" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Monday, July 22, 2013. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Alec Baldwin, poised for MSNBC gig, slams paparazzo into car

Hollywood hothead Alec Baldwin lost his temper yet again this week, slamming and pinning a photographer onto the hood of his car and chastising the paparazzo for trying to take a picture of his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, who just gave birth. Published August 28, 2013

The Technicolor Camera Model D from 1932 was used to make dazzling color movies during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Technicolor is donating filmmaking artifacts to the George Eastman House to round out the New York museum's trove of original reels of movie classics such as "Gone With the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz."

Hollywood losing luster as high costs drive out movie business

Los Angeles is losing big on the movie business, and the mayor says his recently appointed movie czar better help producers cut through red tape and bypass bureaucratic business walls or else Tinseltown will forever lose its luster. Published August 28, 2013