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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

Guido Barilla (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Barilla pasta king says sorry — again — for gay comments

The chairman of the Barilla Group, under fire for saying his business ads would never feature gay couples, issued first an apology, then another apology, and now says he will meet with leading same-sex groups to gain some sensitivity and awareness of the issues they confront. Published October 1, 2013

A Flight for Life helicopter rises above backed-up traffic on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in south-central Colorado  as emergency personnel work to aid hikers trapped after a rock slide on the trail to Agnes Vaille Falls. (AP Photo/The Mountain Mail, James Redmond)

Colorado rock slide kills 5, injures 1

Emergency responders on Tuesday returned to the site of a devastating rock slide on a popular Colorado mountain to recover the bodies of five hikers who were killed. A sixth hiker, a girl aged 13, was pulled from the rubble hours earlier, transported for treatment of various injuries. Published October 1, 2013

Ron Binz (From Ron Binz' Public Policy Consulting website)

Ron Binz, Obama's energy nominee, withdraws under pressure

President Obama's nomination to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced he was stepping aside on Tuesday, on the heels of concerted pressure from the coal industry and a widespread reluctance in the Senate to take on the confirmation battle. Published October 1, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks as he stands with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and people who support the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama now says Obamacare will bring months of 'glitches'

President Obama said in comments broadcast Tuesday, on the cusp of enrollment in Obamacare's exchanges, that of course there will be "glitches" in the implementation of the health reform — months of glitches, he added. Published October 1, 2013

** FILE ** Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku addresses a press conference near the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Kenya slams U.S. for ‘unfriendly’ travel advisory after mall terror

Kenya’s interior minister responded to a U.S. warning against travel to the country with shock and anger, suggesting that just because one of its top tourist mall destinations was targeted for terrorist attack doesn’t mean the West has to go on red alert and switch their vacation plans. Published September 30, 2013

Man upset at divorce injects son, 4, with heroin, police say

A Washington man upset at his looming divorce is accused of shooting up his 4-year-old son with heroin and other drugs and then doing the same to himself in what police are characterizing as an attempted murder-suicide. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Bill Clinton: GOP is ‘begging for America to fail’ regarding Obamacare

Former President Bill Clinton said during a recent televised news interview that he was shocked by the message Republicans were sending in their fight against President Obama’s signature health care reform: We hope it fails. That means the GOP is “begging for America to fail,” he said. Published September 30, 2013