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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

Family and supporters of 18-year-old Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, including his father, Ahmad Tounisi, left, leave federal court Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Chicago, after a federal judge agreed to release the Illinois teenager charged with trying to join an al-Qaeda-linked militant group in war-torn Syria. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Terror suspect Abdella Ahmad Tounisi ordered to home confinement

A federal judge ordered a teen who is charged with trying to join an al Qaeda terrorist group to fight in Syria to be released from jail and instead confined to his home — an unusually lax bail decision that outraged prosecutors, who quickly appealed. Published May 3, 2013

China makes waves as new force in drone warfare

China is emerging as a real force in the drone warfare market, with aerospace firms developing and showcasing unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, that rival what's produced in the United States. Published May 3, 2013

In this 2010 photo provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Richard Donohue Jr., left, and Sean Collier pose together for a photo at their graduation from the Municipal Police Officers' Academy. On Thursday, April 18, 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Collier was fatally shot on the MIT campus, and transit police officer Donohue was shot and critically wounded. Authorities allege that Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were responsible. (AP Photo/Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)

Shot Boston cop: At least I don't have to mow lawn now

Shot Massachusetts transit police officer Richard Donohue Jr. is back to his old self, moving from critical to all-clear in his recovery from one of the Boston bombing suspect's bullets. Published May 3, 2013

Emergency workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston bombers originally planned Fourth of July attack

Federal investigators revealed that the Boston bombers initially wanted to launch their terror attack on Independence Day, but changed to the marathon because they finished building their bombs faster than they thought they could. Published May 3, 2013