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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

U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, left, speaks next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after their meeting at Winfield House, the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Britain, in London, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Kerry and Brahimi said Monday that an international conference to set up a Syrian transitional government must be organized urgently and held as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

John Kerry now says Syria's Assad must go, situation 'urgent'

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Syria President Bashar Assad has no future and must be removed from power — a somewhat confusing stance given the recent praise he gave the regime for cooperating with a Russia-forged chemical weapons deal. Published October 14, 2013

**FILE** President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on  Jan. 20, 1961. (Associated Press)

New JFK book: Lone gunman theory holds true

A long-simmering debate among historians, conspiracy theorists and avid Kennedy clan readers may be put to rest with a new book about the JFK assassination in 1963 that finds the lone gunman argument is likely the correct one. Published October 14, 2013

** FILE ** Bay Area Rapid Transit travelers wait to board an arriving train Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

San Francisco transit union halts walk-off in 11th hour deal

Union members reached an eleventh hour deal with transit authorities in San Francisco and agreed to postpone a scheduled job walk-off on Monday that would have caused a transportation nightmare for commuters. Published October 14, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Ted Cruz like OJ? Twitter explodes at comparison

A correspondent for the New Yorker unwittingly unleashed a wave of fury on Twitter after he posted a derogatory profiling of Sen. Ted Cruz, likening the Texas tea party favorite to a celebrity athlete who beat murder charges. Published October 14, 2013

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Popular sports supplement spiked with speed-like substance: report

A widely sold sports supplement both in the United States and abroad has been found to have been spiked with a chemical substance that's akin to methamphetamine — speed — and is based on an illegal designer drug that's used for recreation, scientists in South Korea and America found, USA Today reported. Published October 14, 2013

Former Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (Associated Press) **FILE**

Leon Panetta: Military readiness ‘badly damaged’ by sequester

Remember sequester cuts? In all the brouhaha on Capitol Hill about the fate of Obamacare, the fate of the budget and continuing resolutions and the fate of government’s day-to-day operations, the fallout from mandated cost-cuts has fallen under the radar – but former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta raised the specter on Sunday. Published October 14, 2013

** FILE ** Supporters of the Islamic militant group Hamas attend a rally in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Hamas, which is sworn Israel's destruction, has ruled Gaza since 2007, when it ousted forces loyal to the secular Palestinian group Fatah. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Hamas seeks to relocate leadership to Iran

The leader of Hamas is taking a select few of his followers to Tehran this week in what’s being billed as a reach-out to Iran for stronger support and for permission to relocate exiled ranks to the country. Published October 14, 2013

Sarah Palin to Cory Booker: 'Don’t be measuring the drapes' on Capitol Hill

Former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin jumped into the New Jersey race for Senate this weekend, lending her voice and celebrity status to her fellow GOPer, Steve Lonegan, and telling his Democratic contender to slow down — the finish line is still a ways away. Published October 14, 2013

New Scotland Yard is the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police, Britain's foremost and largest police service. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

London police arrest 4 on terrorism charges

Armed law enforcement officers stormed three separate sites in downtown London late Sunday and took into custody four men on terrorism-related charges. Published October 14, 2013