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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

Baseball player Chris Lane, shown in an undated photo, was shot and killed in Duncan, Okla., by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said. Mr. Lane, an Australian, was on a baseball scholarship at the state's East Central University. (AP Photo/Essendon [Australia] Baseball Club)

Oklahoma college baseball star, 22, killed for fun, police say

An Australian man, 22, with a promising future in baseball was shot in the back as he jogged through small-town Oklahoma streets, and police said Tuesday the suspected killers' motive was that they had nothing better to do. Published August 20, 2013

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (center) and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (left) announce on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, the arrest of 19 people and the seizure of 254 guns as part of gun-smuggling operation between the Carolinas and New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun confiscations conference mocked for breaking safety laws

Talk about a public relations hit: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg only meant at a Monday press conference to showcase his police department’s recent success with gun confiscations and highlight the number of illegal weapons that were removed in a yearlong investigation and subsequent seizure. But what he did instead was point all those weapons at audience members — a stark violation of basic gun safety rules. Published August 20, 2013

Crystal Mitchell created the Facebook page "God Is Alive in Newton" to counter a poster with the phrase "God is dead" at her daughter's high school. (Facebook)

'God is dead' school poster sparks 'God is alive' Facebook page

Parents of a Georgia high-schooler upset at a poster display in the classroom that depicts a theme of the famous play, “The Crucible,” with a penned “God is dead” message, started a Facebook page as a counter, assuring “God is alive.” Published August 20, 2013

Bradley Manning judge to decide: 60 years or 25?

A military judge is poised to deliberate the prison sentence of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning on Tuesday and decide whether he will serve the 25 years the defense has requested, the 60 years the prosecution is seeking or the 90 years his crimes could bring. Published August 20, 2013

Photographers were following the car carrying Princess Diana when it crashed in a Paris tunnel in 1997.

Scotland Yard launches new look at Princess Diana's death

British tongues are atwitter after Scotland Yard announced over the weekend that police are giving the death of Princess Diana and her car companion Dodi al Fayed a second look, and taking seriously suggestions that the pair was not killed in an accidental crash but rather by special forces sent on a murder mission. Published August 19, 2013

In this undated image provided by Discovery Channel, a great white shark swims near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico. (Associated Press/Discovery Channel) ** FILE **

Shark attacks teen in Hawaii; second in a week

For the second time in less than a week, a shark attacked a swimmer off the coast of Hawaii, this time biting the legs of a 16-year-old surfer on Sunday afternoon. Published August 19, 2013

(Al-Jazeera America)

Al Jazeera to hit airwaves, but where are the advertisers?

Al Jazeera may have a team of 1,000 journalists, a massive budget that expands coverage around the globe and a lofty goal of besting ratings king Fox News — but what it doesn't have is a solid advertising base. Published August 19, 2013

Police investigators on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, examine the contents of the wallet of a victim of a collision between the passenger ferry MV Thomas Aquinas and the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete near Cebu, Philippines, on Friday night. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Philippines ferry collision death toll rises to 52

The death count from a ferry that crashed and sunk off the coast of the Philippines hit 52 on Monday, as emergency responders found more bodies and brought them to shore. Published August 19, 2013