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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

A man sits in a chair in front of a beach as Hurricane Gonzalo approaches to the area in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Hurricane Gonzalo formed Monday in the Caribbean and was on course to move out over open ocean after buffeting Antigua and nearby islands with heavy rain and wind. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Puerto Rico judge upholds gay marriage ban

A federal judge in Puerto Rico said yes, the territory may in fact keep intact a ban on gay marriage — a ruling that legal minds say could now reverberate among Northeastern states. Published October 22, 2014

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. ** FILE **

Anthony Weiner: I'm doing what it takes to 'be a good house-husband'

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced sexting lawmaker who lost his New York City mayoral bid, admits that he's probably seen his last political office days but that he's fine with that -- he's committed to being the best "house-husband" he can be, he said. Published October 21, 2014

Traffic flows past a red light camera operated by Redflex in Sioux Falls, S.D, on Nov. 22, 2009. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Red-light cameras slapped down by Florida court

A Florida District Court of Appeals judge ruled recently that red-light camera companies can't issue tickets, a decision that slaps back the right of private firms to mail fines to motorists. Published October 21, 2014

Cybill Shepherd, 62, is a regular on Lifetime's "The Client List," has made guest appearances on USA's "Psych" and will be a guest on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hollywood's Cybill Shepherd: I'm once again 'talking with Jesus'

Actress Cybill Shepherd said she was born a Christian, turned away from praying during her rising Hollywood years, but has since rekindled a relationship with Jesus — and just shortly after was tapped to act in a film about redemption. Published October 21, 2014

Paula McDaniel and Donna West pose with their American and rainbow flags on their front porch on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Casper, Wyo. West brought out the rainbow flag after hearing the news that Wyoming's ban on gay marriage has been struck down. Gay couples are expected to be able to marry in Wyoming beginning Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo, Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda)

Wyoming is the latest state to crumble on gay marriage ban

Wyoming on Tuesday was poised to become the next state in line to cave to the gay marriage crowd, prepping to file a legal notice that makes clear authorities won't defend its ban on same-sex unions. Published October 21, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sits to down to cast his ballot in advance voting for the Toronto Municipal Election at a polling station in the Etobicoke area of Toronto, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Ford, who is between chemotherapy treatments for a rare and aggressive form of cancer, says he wanted to support his brother Doug Ford's bid for the mayor's job. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Rob Ford booted from Toronto polling booths, accused of illegal campaigning

Embattled Rob Ford just can't seem to keep out of the limelight. The latest on the former crack-smoking, alcohol-imbibing, rehabbed Toronto mayor — who is currently running for a city council seat — is that he's been kicked out of three different voter polling places and accused of illegal campaigning. Published October 20, 2014