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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

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State group holds roughly a third of Iraq and Syria, including several strategically important cities like Fallujah and Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. (AP Photo, File)

Islamic State terrorists kill 770 Iraqi troops: report

The international Human Right Watch reported Wednesday that Islamic State terrorists conducted a mass execution on hundreds of Iraqi troops who were captured at a military base just outside Baghdad. Published September 3, 2014

This undated photo provided by the Vaughn family shows Aaron Vaughn of Virginia Beach, Va. Vaughn, a 30-year-old father of two, was among the Navy SEALs killed Saturday when a rocket-propelled grenade fired by a Taliban insurgent downed their Chinook helicopter en route to a combat mission. (AP Photo/Vaughn Family)

Parents of killed SEAL urge Obama to resign

The parents of a SEAL Team Six member who was killed when his helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan have penned a letter to President Obama, calling into question the commander-in-chief's leadership abilities and saying outright that he ought to resign. Published September 2, 2014

Florida police chief suspended from ticket-writing scandal

A tiny Florida town located between Jacksonville and Gainesville with a national reputation as a speed trap is under fire for a ticket-writing scandal, after police said they were ordered by their chief to write 12 tickets per 12-hour shift, or face punishment. Published September 2, 2014

Police officers file past the casket of Oklahoma City police canine officer K-9 Kye during funeral services in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. K-9 Kye died Aug. 25 after being stabbed by a burglary suspect on Aug. 24. K-9 Kye died Aug. 25 after being stabbed by a burglary suspect on Aug. 24. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Fatally stabbed K-9 Kye gets full burial honors

The 3-year-old Belgian German Shepherd known as K-9 Kye was laid to rest this week, with the full honors befitting the police service he performed with his partner, Sgt. Ryan Stark. Published August 29, 2014

The City of London Police mount a large scale operation on Tower Bridge at the launch of project Servator, February 10, 2014. The operation aims to deter, disrupt and detect criminal and terrorist activity earlier and more actively. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Britain on red alert: Terror threat level raised to 'severe'

British Prime Minister David Cameron raised Friday the nation's terrorism threat level to "severe," saying bluntly that "poisonous" Islamic extremism is causing widespread problems that are spreading from the Middle East to other parts of the world. Published August 29, 2014

Meigs Middle School eighth-graders Andrew Steele, left, and Christian McIntosh hold an American flag on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Shalimar, Fla., to honor the arrival of Army Sgt. 1st Class Sam Hairston's body. Hairston died while fighting in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)

Rental company orders Ohio woman, 86, to tear U.S. flag from home

An 86-year-old woman is outraged — and so are several politicians and military veteran groups — that the company she rents her home from ordered her to tear down her U.S. flag, citing structural concerns and fair-housing reasons. Published August 29, 2014