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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 Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, photo, graphic designer Tom Sadowski, 65, who delayed his retirement, works from home in Sterling, Va. Older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Retirement delayed: 4 in 5 older workers say they can’t quit

Retirement? What retirement? A new survey shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans — 4 in 5 to be exact — say they are putting off any notion of quitting work and expect to keep their jobs well into their golden years. Published October 15, 2013

N.C. clerk defies law and agrees to give marriage licenses to gays

Claiming he can no longer live with the guilt of denying marriage licenses to "upstanding citizens," a county clerk in North Carolina said he will start accepting and processing the paperwork for gay couples — despite a state ban on the unions. Published October 15, 2013

** FILE ** A young holiday-goer waves the Chinese national flag on the first day of a weeklong National Day holidays in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. This year marks the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

China warns world: It’s time to ‘de-Americanize’

China is taking advantage of the government shutdown and budget crisis on Capitol Hill to push for more favor on the world stage, telling other nations that relying on America to lead in the coming decades would be folly. Published October 14, 2013

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, wave to supporters after Mr. Romney conceded the presidential race at his election night rally on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) ** FILE **

Ann Romney writes best-selling book, says: ‘We’re very much at peace’

Ann Romney in her latest project — a New York Times bestseller, "The Romney Family Table" — said she and her husband are at peace with their failed bid for the White House, falling back on their faith to pull them through their disappointment and move on with their lives. Published October 14, 2013

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