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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

** FILE ** In this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Sterling rejects $2.5M fine, threatens to sue NBA

The latest in a line of skirmishes between Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and NBA authorities is that he's unlikely to pay his $2.5 million fine, handed down because of his racial comments about blacks, sports sites are reporting. Published May 16, 2014

** FILE ** In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, Amber Beierle, left, and Rachael Robertson pose for a photograph at their home in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski, File)

Idaho defiant as judge rules voter ban on gay marriage is wrong

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale just ruled that Idaho's voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional — that the prohibition is discriminatory and denies same-sex couples their core, fundamental rights. Published May 14, 2014

Two miners look around after being rescued hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey, late Tuesday, May 13, 2014, a Turkish official said. The death toll was expected to rise. (AP Photo)

Coal mine explosion traps hundreds in Turkey

Rescuers were rushing, but hopes were fading and time was ticking Wednesday on the fate of hundreds of coal workers who were trapped inside a mine in Turkey that exploded in a fiery ball. Published May 14, 2014

Indiana man sues, saying police forced catheter test on him

An Indiana man has launched a lawsuit against police, saying they fudged his alcohol level numbers on their traffic stop report, forced him to provide a blood test at a nearby hospital — and then demanded he lay still while a nurse inserted a catheter and withdrew urine. Published May 14, 2014

Pentagon mulls quiet transfer of Pvt. Manning for gender treatment

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has quietly given the Pentagon approval to transfer the former Pvt. Bradley Manning — now known as Pvt. Chelsea Manning — to a civilian prison facility to undergo treatment for his gender issues, sources said. Published May 14, 2014