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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

On a large television screen in front of Pyongyang's railway station, a North Korean state television broadcaster announces the news that North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. North Korea conducted a nuclear test at an underground site in the remote northeast Tuesday, taking an important step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile that could reach United States. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea's nuclear test

The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to discuss North Korea's latest nuclear test, conducted at a remote underground site, according to various media. South Korean authorities initially reported a 5.1 magnitude "artificial earthquake" that was a suspected nuclear test from its northern neighbor. Published February 12, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat (Associated Press)

Sen. Dick Durbin says embattled Sen. Robert Menendez shouldn't resign yet

Embattled N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez — who faces questions and controversies over allegations he used his political influence to help his Florida friend and campaign donor obtain favorable business deals — has received some support a few states over: Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois says he shouldn't resign yet. Published February 11, 2013

Heavily armed police enter the New Castle County Courthouse, Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2013, in Wilmington, Del. The mayor of Wilmington, Del., says a man suspected of killing his wife and wounding two others at the New Castle County Courthouse has been killed by police. (AP Photo/The News Journal/William Bretzger)

Three dead in Delaware courthouse shooting

A gunman opened fire at the New Castle County Courthouse in Delaware early Monday morning, killing two and wounding several, including at least two Capitol Police officers. Published February 11, 2013

** FILE ** In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, file photograph, a worker hangs a huge poster with an image of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overlooking the Ayalon freeway in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Israel approves 90 new homes in contested West Bank area

Israel gave the final go-ahead on Monday for construction of 90 new homes in contested and occupied areas of the West Bank — a move sure to ratchet up emotions in the White House, which has pleaded for a peaceful resolution in the settlement dispute. Published February 11, 2013

** FILE ** (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson)

Russia bans beef and pork imports from U.S.

Russia has temporarily banned imports of all beef and pork products from the United States because of concerns over a steroid-based feed additive. Published February 11, 2013

**FILE** Terry McAuliffe (The Washington Times)

Va. governor race heats up as Cuccinelli hits McAuliffe for flip-flop

Virginia's race for the governor's seat has taken a turn to the hotter, as Republican Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has indirectly demanded Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe clarify why he located his business outside the commonwealth's boundaries. Published February 11, 2013

Wrapped in Jewish prayer shawls, Rabbi Susan Silverman, second left, the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, not seen, along with her teenage daughter Hallel Abramowitz, second right, are detained by police officers in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Tali Mayer)

Israeli police detain comic Sarah Silverman's sister

Israeli police have detained the sister of U.S. comedian Sarah Silver, along with nine other women, for wearing improper religious clothing while praying at a holy site in Jerusalem. Published February 11, 2013

** FILE ** Ramzan Kadyrov, clad in a traditional Chechen costume, dances in Chechnya's provincial capital, Grozny. He has described himself as a protector of Russia's unity, but Chechens live in fear of his authoritarian rule. (Associated Press)

Chechnya leader orders crackdown on sorcerers, psychics

Chechnya's leader in Caucasus — a mountainous region of Russia dominated by Muslims — has ordered residents to stay away from psychics, sorcerers and others professing powers in the realm of magic. Published February 11, 2013

** FILE ** Christopher Jordan Dorner (Associated Press)

Christopher Dorner manhunt intensifies as police offer $1M reward

The manhunt for suspected cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner continues, and police are actively investigating tips and sighting alerts they received in the hours after offering a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest. Published February 11, 2013