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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 photo released by the Salt Lake County Jail shows Kendra McKenzie Gill, who was arrested with three others on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, after allegedly throwing homemade bombs from her car. Gill was recently crowned Miss Riverton, Utah. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Jail)

Utah beauty bombing suspect turns in crown

A Utah beauty pageant winner who faced criminal charges for throwing homemade bottle bombs outside her car window as she drove around town with friends turned in her crown on Tuesday. Published August 14, 2013

**FILE** Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

Piers Morgan: I don't want 'all the women in America armed with guns'

CNN host Piers Morgan, during another emotional interview with a gun rights advocate, said Tuesday that he'd prefer not to see all women in America armed with weapons — and he couldn't even say if his wife should be armed if she faced a deadly home intruder. Published August 14, 2013


James ‘Whitey’ Bulger could face state charges, too

Massachusetts’ prosecutors are huddling with federal authorities to determine if James “Whitey” Bulger, the Boston mobster just found guilty in federal court of counts tied to 11 killings, might now be charged and tried on state counts. Published August 14, 2013

NAACP calls on Justice Dept., Secret Service to investigate rodeo clown flap

The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama's face and mocked with the crowd: Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama? Published August 14, 2013

** FILE ** New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, accompanied by Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, addresses a news conference in the Blue Room of New York's City Hall, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Windy City warning: Watch out NYC, crime wave coming

Big Apple: Meet Windy City. Chicago residents who see first-hand the ravages of gun-related violence say New York City’s inability to stop and frisk suspicious characters − due to a federal judge’s recent crackdown on the policy − means the Big Apple’s crime rate will soon mirror that of the Windy City’s. Published August 14, 2013

** FILE ** Ben Affleck poses backstage with his award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for "Argo" at the 65th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Ben Affleck in politics? His wife says yes

Hollywood actor Ben Affleck may one day trade his California studio gig for a Capitol Hill office – at least, that’s what his actress wife thinks. Published August 14, 2013

Indian navy sailors walk at the naval dockyard where a submarine caught fire and sank after an explosion early Wednesday in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

18 Indian sailors trapped as explosion, fire sinks sub

Eighteen sailors were trapped in a submarine docked at the port of Mumbai, and their fate on Wednesday is unclear, as a massive explosion rocked the craft and sent a red-and-yellow fireball hundreds of feet into the air. Published August 14, 2013

**FILE** Former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill. (Associated Press)

Ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson makes pre-prison requests

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson, on way to prison for his admitted misuse of campaign dollars, asked through his attorney on Tuesday that he be allowed to serve his jail time nearby his family members. Published August 13, 2013

Detroit billboards advertise wrong date to vote

If an upcoming city election in Detroit sees slow voter turnout, blame it on the billboards. Some of the 14 that were rented to advertise the looming election and entice voters to participate, unfortunately gave the wrong date. Published August 13, 2013