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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 ** Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the victory sign as he attends the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Cairo on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

U.S. slaps penalties on Iran sanction violators

An Iranian businessman, a Malaysian bank and a handful of companies believed to have been involved in a money laundering scheme were all slapped with financial penalties Thursday, in a U.S. crackdown on companies that violate sanctions against Iran. Published April 12, 2013

** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a meeting with top military officials in Moscow, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the country's top brass to deliver a drastic upgrade of the armed forces in the next three years to fend off attempts from abroad to "tip the strategic balance" in the world. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Russia unveils $50B drive for space supremacy

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia will spend $50 billion to achieve space supremacy, a plan that includes the building of a new launch pad that will be operational before the end of the decade. Published April 12, 2013

** FILE ** Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducts a news conference on Jan. 10, 2012, in Phoenix. (Associated Press)

Arizona police intercept bomb package mailed to Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Flagstaff law enforcement have intercepted a package that contained an explosive device and was en route to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the nationally known Arizona lawman whose tough talk and criminal crackdowns have angered many on the left. Published April 12, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry is pictured before a meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Stansall, Pool)

John Kerry wraps overseas travels with win: Case of beer

Secretary of State John Kerry may not be returning to U.S. soil with a new Middle East peace deal, or a diplomatic solution to how America might best deal with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's reported resignation – which leaves in charge the less friendly President Mahmoud Abbas. And the question of Iran's nuclear program still hovers. Published April 11, 2013

**FILE** Lance Armstrong speaks Aug. 24, 2009, during the opening session of the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin, Ireland. (Associated Press)

Lance Armstrong sells Austin estate

Lance Armstrong has sold his Austin estate to an oil-and gas-rights agent for nearly $7 million less than its listed value — the latest in a long string of woes for the disgraced cyclist. Published April 11, 2013