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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

This Jypsiere shoulder bag in orange by Hermes sells for $8,650. (Screen grab from

Customs agents seize 16K fake Hermes purses at California border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in California seized more than 16,000 counterfeit designer Hermes purses — a significant find, given the same number of genuine handbags sold legitimately in stores would have gone for a collective $210 million. Published September 27, 2013

A young man walks in front of a row of abandoned houses in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Four of President Barack Obama's top advisers will converge on Detroit Friday to meet privately with state and local leaders about ways the federal government can help the bankrupt city short of a bailout. The White House said Thursday that top economic adviser Gene Sperling will join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan in the closed meeting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit worker grouses on tax-paid grant: 'Bailout would have been better'

The Obama administration on Friday stepped forward and announced millions in grant dollars to give to financially failing Detroit — but even that taxpayer dole-out may not prove acceptable to some of the city's workers, who instead wanted a full-scale bailout. Published September 27, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, emerges from the Senate Chamber after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Ted Cruz joins prayer vigil for American pastor jailed in Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz joined a handful of protesters in prayer outside the White House who were seeking spiritual intervention for an American pastor who's been jailed in Iran for a year. They were asking the Obama administration to step up its efforts to free him. Published September 27, 2013

** FILE ** Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates is seen at a Dairy Queen in Beijing, China, Sept. 30, 2010.  (Associated Press)

Bill Gates: Ctl-Alt-Delete 'was a mistake'

Apparently, money really doesn't buy everything. Even Bill Gates, one of the world's wealthiest, couldn't convince a technology engineer to fix one of the seven greatest mysteries of Computer Geek Land -- the infamous Ctrol+Alt+Delete command. Published September 26, 2013

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Pakistan pulls plug on gay, lesbian, transgender website

The website Queer Pakistan is no longer, as government authorities in the Muslim-dominated nation that's ranked among the worst in the world for gay tolerance issues have pulled the plug on the online resource. Published September 26, 2013

Actor Jim Caviezel portraying Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ." (Associated Press)

Jesus Christ was the original tweeter: Vatican

Twitter's got nothing on Jesus Christ. That was the thrust of a message from one Vatican cardinal who commented that the savior of Christian faithful was really the first and foremost when it came to encapsulating powerful messages in short-form. Published September 26, 2013

Union football players put in service time at the Uintah Basin Rehabilitation and Senior Villa in Roosevelt, Utah, on Sept. 24, 2013. The football coaches at Union High School have taken a stand against poor performance in the classroom and bullying outside the classroom, including disrespect of teachers and students. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

Utah H.S. coach suspends football team — all 80 players

A high school football coach in Utah has taken the unusual step of suspending his entire team, hoping the 80 players might reflect, mature and return to the field with a life lesson in humility, respect and hard work. Published September 26, 2013

"Evil woman steals ball from little girl" (YouTube)

Justice at last: 'Evil woman' outed for grabbing girl's game ball

Talk about a haunting past that follows. An unidentified woman at Houston's Minute Maid Park only now is making a splash on social media and YouTube — but she probably wishes she weren't. A video from a 2011 Astros-Diamondbacks game shows her snatching a baseball from the hands of a little girl as the stadium announcer expresses shock and awe. Published September 26, 2013