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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger, right, listens to his defensive attorney, J.W. Carney Jr., during closing arguments at U.S. District Court, in Boston, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Bulger's lawyers used their closing arguments to go after three gangsters who took the stand against the reputed Boston crime boss, portraying them as pathological liars whose testimony was bought and paid for by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

James 'Whitey' Bulger's fate now in the hands of jurors

It's been a month of dramatic testimony that included public spats complete with expletive filled barbs, but reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial finally headed to the jury on Tuesday. Published August 6, 2013

Computer glitches ground hundreds of flights

A computer problem forced several airlines to ground and reschedule hundreds of flights overnight, and technology experts said on Tuesday that that glitch has been traced to the company that provides numerous flight companies their online booking and reservation services. Published August 6, 2013

A Yemeni soldier stops a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa on Sunday. (Associated Press)

U.S. State Department tells embassy workers in Yemen: Go home

The U.S. State Department ordered on Tuesday the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to be evacuated, the latest in a series of threats received by members of al Qaeda that has led to the temporary shuttering of 19 American posts in Africa and in the Middle East. Published August 6, 2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend Friday prayers at a camp near Cairo University in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. An international human rights group has warned of a "bloodbath" if Egypt's new leadership uses force to end sit-ins by loyalists of the country's ousted president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt warned: 'Avoid another bloodbath'

Egypt's government on Friday told police to prevent the thousands of protesters that have been staging street sit-ins to support former President Mohammed Morsi from accessing their camps. Published August 2, 2013

**FILE** Qatari women activists holding a banner reading "commit to climate justice 4 all" as they march with local and international activists march to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 1, 2012. (Associated Press)

Climate change causes violence, researchers find

Researchers at Princeton and the University of California, Berkeley — one of the nation's most noted liberal institutions of higher learning — said they've found a new reason to combat climate change: To curb violence around the world. Published August 2, 2013

** FILE ** This image from a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement and obtained by The Associated Press shows the remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)

New York woman Googles 'pressure cookers,' gets raided by police

A woman in New York says six police banged on her door and demanded information about her personal life — including specifics about her husband's job — shortly after she Google-searched for the phrase "pressure cookers." Published August 2, 2013

The gurney in the death chamber is shown in this May 27, 2008, file photo from Huntsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) ** FILE **

Texas running short on drugs used for executions

The drug used by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to put death-row inmates to death is in short supply, and few alternatives are available, an agency spokesman said Thursday. Published August 2, 2013