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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

**FILE** The Empire State Building (right) towers over the New York skyline. (Associated Press)

Georgia man to Empire State guard: Can you hold my gun for me?

A Georgia tourist, apparently unaware of New York's tight gun-control laws, tried to walk into the Empire State Building on Tuesday with his loaded gun. He was caught, the New York Post reported, when he asked a nearby security guard if there was a place he could store his weapon. Published July 24, 2013

** FILE ** This June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives, captured in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/ U.S. Marshals Service, File)

James 'Whitey' Bulger's suspected ally to be featured in reality TV

A convicted felon who was just named during court testimony as a friend and partner to James "Whitey" Bulger — notorious alleged Boston mobster — will be featured on a reality television show on the Discovery Channel, and crime victims' families are outraged. Published July 24, 2013

Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Director P.J. Hahn rescues a heavily oiled bird from the waters of Barataria Bay, which are laden with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Barataria Bay, La., on June 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana to sue Big Energy for 'many, many billions of dollars'

Louisiana is poised to file on Wednesday a massive lawsuit against dozens of energy companies in the state, alleging they caused billions of dollars in damages to ecologically sensitive wetlands areas that serve to protect residents from hurricane damage. Published July 24, 2013

This photo made Thursday, July 11, 2013, shows Jim Obergefell, right, and John Arthur after they returned from their wedding flight at Landmark Aviation at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport. The couple were married during a short ceremony on the plane, on the tarmac, at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, after flying in from Cincinnati. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gary Landers)

Judge rules Ohio must recognize gay marriage of dying man

Ohio doesn't recognize gay marriage, but a federal judge ordered this week that it must in the case of a dying man who married his partner in Maryland, where the unions are legal, and list the couple on the official state death certificate. Published July 24, 2013

Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters in New York on July 23, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Anthony Weiner's wife forgives ala Hillary Clinton, political strategist says

In a public statement that one political strategist said hearkened to the Hillary Clinton days, Huma Abedin said Tuesday she's forgiven her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, for his sexting scandals — including the latest, which went public this week — and said most marriages encounter difficulties and challenges. Published July 24, 2013

This photo released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement shows natural gas spewing from the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)

Louisiana gas well explodes, sending workers fleeing

Emergency responders on Wednesday were still trying to douse the flames from a natural gas well that exploded off the coast of Louisiana, evacuating 44 workers, the Coast Guard said. Published July 24, 2013

In this photo released by Prefeitura do Rio, a member of security holds up a baby to Pope Francis as he rides in his popemobile into central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 22, 2013. The pontiff arrived for a seven-day visit in Brazil, the world's most populous Roman Catholic nation. At right is the Rio Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta. (AP Photo/Raphael Lima, Prefeitura do Rio)

Holy hell: Pope Francis' security team blamed for chaos by Brazilian officials

Let the finger-pointing begin. Security teams for Pope Francis were in turmoil on Tuesday, blaming each other for the lapses that led to a wrong turn down Rio de Janeiro streets, a rush at the pontiff's car and a halt to the procession — safety compromises that don't bear well for the city that's supposed to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Published July 23, 2013