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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

U.S. in cyberweapons race with China, Russia

Cybersecurity is to 2013 what the space program was to the 1950s and 1960s, and the United States is in an aggressive race with China and Russia to develop cyberweapons that can damage infrastructure, one industry expert says. Published February 20, 2013

** FILE ** This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

Gen. John Allen resigning; Obama calls him 'true patriot'

Gen. John Allen will not pursue the top U.S. military post in Europe after all. According to various media, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan — who was picked to lead the U.S. forces in Europe and nominated last year — is going to retire. Published February 19, 2013

A line of new 787 Dreamliners park nose-to-tail at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., home to Boeing Inc.'s factory. The planes were grounded in January after a battery fire in one and smoke in another. (Associated Press)

Looming union strike hits hard at embattled Boeing

The hits just keep coming to Boeing Co. The company has emerged from the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner to face a possible union strike of roughly 23,000 of its engineers and technical workers. Published February 19, 2013

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California gun-confiscation program seen as model for nation

A California law that allows authorities to track down gun owners who lost their legal rights to keep their weapons — and then confiscate those firearms — is being heralded as a model for the nation, according to one media report. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press)

Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad suggests re-election in the cards

Syrian President Bashar Assad sees another term in his future. Despite the deaths of thousands, and an ongoing — at times, escalating — military conflict that has pit Mr. Assad's regime against various rebelling factions, the beleaguered president says he may run for re-election in 2014. Published February 19, 2013

President Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Ohio poll worker who admits voting twice for Obama may have voted six times

A Cincinnati poll worker admitted to an Ohio television station earlier this month she voted twice for President Obama in November. But now authorities think she voted more like six times in the election, and they've added her name to a list of 19 they're investigating for voter fraud. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a miniature copy of his country's constitution during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Hugo Chavez sent back to Venezuela to die, report says

Spanish media is saying that cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been sent back to his country to die — not to recover from successful treatment received in Cuba, as previously and widely reported. Published February 19, 2013