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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 ** In this March 1, 2013, file photo Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., participates in a news conference at an airport in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Sen. Robert Menendez's bill would arm Syrian rebels

Sen. Robert Menendez brought forth a bill Monday to give munitions to rebel fighters in Syria. So far, the United States has only provided non-lethal aid to the opposition fighters, in the form of medical supplies and food. Published May 7, 2013

India in panic as drunken bears kill 8 villagers

Villagers in India are in panic mode as wild bears suspected of being under the influence of intoxicating flowers have ventured from the forest and killed and wounded 20 in recent days. Published May 7, 2013

**FILE** A polar bear patrols the ice in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. His 2004 observation of polar bears likely drowning in conjunction with global warming has come back to haunt federal wildlife biologist Charles Monnett. (Associated Press)

Scientists hint that global cooling is the new pollution risk

Just in time for the cooler spring that has swept the nation — complete with unseasonal snow in the Rockies region — scientists with the University of Manchester said pollution actually brings on climate cooling, not warming. Published May 6, 2013

**FILE** Nguyen Kim Hung cooks a rat at his home in Dinh Bang Village, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, on Jan. 30, 2008. (Associated Press)

Rat meat sold as beef, lamb: Chinese police

Chinese police seized more than 20,000 tons of illegal meat billed as beef or mutton but actually made of fox, mink and rat in an operation that has spanned three months. Published May 6, 2013

Caroline Kennedy (right) poses with former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after presenting her with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award at the JFK Library in Boston on May 5, 2013. (Associated Press)

Giffords gets courage award for gun control efforts

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profiles in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on Sunday for her efforts to enact new gun control laws. Published May 6, 2013