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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

Kid-free zones gather steam on Asian airline

Youth under the age of 12 are no longer welcome in the first seven economy-class rows on AirAsia X flights to six destinations — Japan, Korea, Australia, Nepal, China and Taiwan. Published February 4, 2013

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro casts his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Havana on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Castro, who appears in public only occasionally, was among more than 8 million islanders eligible to vote and approve 612 members of the National Assembly and more than 1,600 provincial delegates. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)

Fidel Castro makes public appearance at polls

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro emerged from his home to make the longest public appearance he's made since 2010, chatting up islanders as he cast his own ballot in Cuba's Sunday elections. Published February 4, 2013

Local residents watch as authorities use heavy machinery to demolish the compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Pakistan plans amusement park near site of bin Laden's death

The town of Abbottabad may be known as the site where U.S. Navy SEALs shot and killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011. But that may soon change, as Pakistani authorities have put in motion plans to build a $30 million amusement park in the area, complete with a zoo and adventure sports facilities and restaurants, according to a Raw Story report. Published February 4, 2013

** FILE ** House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks to his ceremonial office off the House floor to greet new members of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (Associated Press)

Behind-door immigration talks suggest slow going in House

House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, is keeping a watchful eye on a handful of House members who have been meeting in secret these past weeks to bring out an immigration bill at the same time as President Obama's State of the Union address. Published February 4, 2013

Scoutmaster Ann Perrone poses for a photograph, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Drexel Hill, Pa. The Boy Scouts of America's proposed move away from its no-gays membership policy has outraged some longtime admirers, gratified many critics and raised intriguing questions about the iconic organization's future. Perrone said she's spent the past 13 years fighting the ban by writing letters, speaking out and wearing gay-rights rainbow symbols. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Obama to Boy Scouts: Let gays in

Tear down these walls. That's the message of President Obama to Boy Scouts of America, during a Sunday CBS News broadcast in which he was asked about the scouting prohibition against homosexuals as members. Published February 4, 2013

** FILE ** This undated screenshot provided by the Milk Processor Education Program, known as MilkPep shows the company's Super Bowl advertisement. The Milk Processor Education Program, known as MilkPep and popular for its "Got Milk?" print ads, is featuring actor and professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a 30-second ad in the second quarter that is directed by Peter Berg. (AP Photo/Milk Processor Education Program)

Super Bowl ads go long to win viewers' attention

Super Bowl ads seem unusually long? Blame Chrysler. For the second year in a row, the car maker led the trend for epic-length advertisements — this time, with a two-minute nod to the military. Published February 4, 2013

Navy SEAL shooting suspect on suicide watch

The 25-year-old Iraq war veteran and Marine who allegedly shot former SEAL sniper and American hero Chris Kyle and another person during a Saturday charity event is reportedly on suicide watch in his Erath County, Texas, jail. Published February 4, 2013

** FILE ** Armed Nigerian civil defense corps officials secure the area following an explosion at a gasoline pipeline at Arepo, in Ogun, Nigeria, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The gasoline pipeline runs through southwest Nigeria, and the attack is being seen as a worrying expansion to the unchecked thefts which have become an incredibly lucrative business for criminal gangs hitting the country's petroleum-based economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Missing French oil tanker likely seized by pirates

A French oil tanker that's fallen off radar is believed to have been hijacked by pirates off the Ivory Coast. The 17 sailors on board have been likely kidnapped, according to officials with the International Maritime Bureau, a piracy watchdog organization. Published February 4, 2013