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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

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

Anti-terror crackdown in the city. The City of London Police mount a large scale operation on Tower Bridge at the launch of project Servator, which aims to put on a more visible Police presence on the streets in the City of London, which is designed to deter, disrupt and detect criminal and terrorist activity earlier and more actively. Picture date: Monday February 10, 2014. See PA story POLICE City. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire URN:18945322

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

** FILE ** This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday. (AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

Filipino Catholics vow to counter Islamic State terrorists message

Catholics in the Philippines say they have a religious calling to serve as a counter to the message spewed by Islamic State terrorists, and as part of that mission, they're collecting donations for Iraq and Syria Christian's who've been displaced. Published August 28, 2014

** FILE ** This Jan. 15, 2014, file photo shows a test drone as it is is launched by catapult as a trail plane follows on a ranch near Sarita, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

California lawmakers vote to require warrants for spy drones

California legislators voted to mandate law enforcement to obtain warrants before sending drones out on surveillance missions, a move aimed at reining in what one lawmaker described as a true threat to individual privacy. Published August 28, 2014

Knoxville police SWAT team officers examine a suspect outside a room at the Days Inn hotel Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. According to reports on Knoxnews.com, David Eugene Smith, a Florida man sought in a triple killing near Lakeland, Fla., was in custody Tuesday afternoon and being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in the West Knoxville motel room, Knox County authorities said. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Federal court rules SWAT teams aren't exempt from lawsuits

SWAT teams beware: Innocent victims can sue. That's the ruling of the U.S. Second Court of Appeals in New York, issued in a case of a homeowner whose constitutional rights were infringed by a police raid that resulted in the killing of a man. Published August 28, 2014