Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


AP source: Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because no official announcement has been made. The league has no ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


AP source: Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season
A person familiar with the decision says that Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over ...

USA Today    May 24, 2019


PRECIOUS-Gold hovers above $1,280 as dollar recoils on U.S. data ...
... a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on Chinese companies as trade friction between ...

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Knight Kiplinger's 25-year plan: Build a town from scratch on the ...
“You can see him breathing more comfortably and easy,” said one Washington businessperson who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk freely.

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


Trump extends his corruption into the intelligence agencies - The ...
One official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified matters, said previously that Mr. Barr wanted to know more about what foreign assets ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


Potential Clash Over Secrets Looms Between Justice Dept. and CIA
The most prominent of the C.I.A.'s sources of intelligence on Russia's election interference was a person close to Mr. Putin who provided information about his ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


Boris Johnson Is the EU's Worst Nightmare - Bloomberg
In response to accusations made by EU officials and politicians, a person close to Johnson said he wouldn't get involved in name-calling or talking ill of ...

Bloomberg    May 24, 2019


German FinMin ready to levy financial transaction tax without peers ...
The source did not want to be named. A Finance Ministry spokeswoman, when asked about the financial transaction tax, earlier told Friday's regular government  ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


'Absolutely Unprecedented': Why Japan's Leader Tries So Hard to ...
In meetings with diplomats and military strategists, most of whom would only speak off the record, I was told repeatedly that a scaled back U.S. presence in Asia, ...

Politico    May 24, 2019


Some federal prosecutors disagreed with decision to charge ...
The prosecutors feared such charges posed serious risks for First Amendment protections and had other concerns, according to people familiar with the matter.

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


Boeing (BA) Faces SEC Investigation on 737 Max Issues Disclosure ...
... Commission is investigating whether Boeing Co. properly disclosed issues tied to the grounded 737 Max jetliner, according to people familiar with the matter, ...

Bloomberg    May 24, 2019


Mexico Central Bank Operations Head Is Said to Leave for BIS ...
Jaime Cortina, director general of operations and payment systems, plans to leave in the coming weeks, according to five people who asked not to be named  ...

Bloomberg    May 24, 2019


Sri Lanka in talks with India, Japan to build container terminal in ...
A source close to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said a framework for the terminal project will be “signed soon”, while another source said the project ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Texas Rep. Chip Roy votes to block $19.1 billion in disaster aid ...
Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the 2017 hurricane, would receive more than $1 billion under the package, according to a House Democratic aide.

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


Dan Loeb Third Point Has Stake in Centene (CNC), Wants Sale ...
Dan Loeb's Third Point has built a position in Centene Corp. and believes the company should explore a sale, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    May 24, 2019


Global Payments nearing $20 billion deal to buy Total System: source
The transaction, which the source said could be announced as soon as Tuesday, is the latest large-scale consolidation effort by payments technology ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Rocco Commisso, Cosmos Owner, Is Said to Be Close to Buying ...
... go through as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the discussions who requested anonymity because the deal had not yet been completed.

New York Times    May 24, 2019


Global Payments nears agreement to acquire Total System Services ...
The people who requested anonymity because the talks are confidential. Global Payments declined to comment, while Total System Services did not respond to ...

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Impeachment and Subpoenas Make Jerrold Nader's Job Tough | Time
... he's in a tough spot just because of his position with the leadership,” says one committee member who requested anonymity to discuss internal dynamics.

Time    May 24, 2019


GAM sales head Tim Rainsford frontrunner for CEO job - sources ...
... Tim Rainsford the favourite to lead the firm as it attempts to rebuild after a scandal that collapsed its share price, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


AP Source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the meeting says free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy remains in talks with the Browns following his visit.

Associated Press    May 24, 2019


AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue
The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland's facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting  ...

USA Today    May 24, 2019


Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana - The ...
A person familiar with the deal says veteran outfielder Kemp and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract. The person spoke on condition of ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season - The ...
A person familiar with the decision says that Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


Official: 29 inmates killed in Venezuelan jail riot - The Washington Post
An official in the Attorney General's office who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak said at least 29 people were killed ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: Total seeks to reduce stake in giant Kashagan oilfield ...
France's Total is seeking to sell part of its stake in Kazakhstan's giant Kashagan oilfield to raise up to $4 billion, four banking sources said.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Russia to take back dirty oil back from Belarus -sources
The plan for contaminated crude in the pipeline further west, in Poland and Germany, is that it will be taken off by local refiners, three of the four sources said.

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Sri Lanka in talks with India, Japan to build container terminal in ...
The sources and diplomats declined to be identified as they are not authorized to speak to the media. India has been trying to counterbalance China's growing ...

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Citizenship and immigration services chief resigns - POLITICO
Francis Cissna will be replaced by former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Politico    May 24, 2019


GLOBAL LNG-Flood of spot cargoes push prices to seven-week low
Mexican utility CFE awarded its buy tender into Altamira to Royal Dutch Shell, a source said. (Reporting by Ekaterina Kravtsova, additional reporting by Jessica ...

CNBC    May 24, 2019


EU leaders stick to Brexit guns as they prepare for 'different breed' of ...
“It really depends a lot on Britain, but I don't think the large majority [of EU member states] will fundamentally oppose an extension,” a source said. “As long as ...

The Guardian    May 24, 2019


'Tonight Show' shakes up staff after Jimmy Fallon's large ratings ...
“Katie is still an employee,” an NBC executive confirmed, while a source familiar with the situation said that “Katie has always been a valued leader in this ...

Fox News    May 24, 2019


Trump Gives Attorney General Sweeping Power in Review of 2016 ...
One official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified matters, said previously that Mr. Barr wanted to know more about what foreign assets ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


GLOBAL LNG-Flood of spot cargoes push prices to seven-week low ...
Mexican utility CFE awarded its buy tender into Altamira to Royal Dutch Shell, a source said. (Reporting by Ekaterina Kravtsova, additional reporting by Jessica ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Trump Moves to Escalate Investigation of Intel Agencies - The New ...
Still, Barr has been directly involved, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss it publicly, and is also working with CIA  ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


Old Mutual Suspended CEO in Dispute Over NMT Capital Interest ...
... the handling of the relationship between the South African insurer and an investment company that he co-founded, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    May 24, 2019


REFILE-PRECIOUS-Gold hovers above $1,280 as dollar recoils on ...
... a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on Chinese companies as trade friction between ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Italy - Factors to watch on May 24 - Reuters
Italy will likely axe its customary spring sale of BTP Italia retail bonds, four sources close to the matter said, to avoid a repeat of last November's flop when Italians ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: Russia plans to import dirty oil back from Belarus - sources
They plan to take it back to Russia,” one of the four sources familiar with the plan said. The plan for contaminated crude in the pipeline further west, in Poland ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: Russia to take back dirty oil back from Belarus - sources ...
They plan to take it back to Russia,” one of four sources familiar with the plan said . The plan for contaminated crude in the pipeline further west, in Poland and ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: Russia to pump dirty oil back from Belarus - sources ...
Four industry sources familiar with the latest Russian plan told Reuters Moscow would reverse the Druzhba pipeline and pump back around 1 million tonnes of ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


What's Mayor Pete's path? - CNNPolitics
After the event, I asked a black woman, who is lobbyist but declined to be named because of her job, what she thought of Buttigieg. She shrugged, clearly ...

CNN    May 24, 2019


Behind Trump's reversal of an explosive plan to move migrants to ...
“It's not something I would approve,” Trump told the Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, according to a person familiar with the call. “It doesn't make any sense. ”.

Politico    May 24, 2019


AP source: Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana ...
A person familiar with the deal says veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract.

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


'I spit out my coffee!' St. Clair County woman wins $100K in lottery
The 69-year-old woman chose to remain anonymous. "I like to play online games during my break at work," she said in the news release. "I usually only play $10 ...

USA Today    May 24, 2019


Two Men Charged in Pelvic Mesh Removal Scheme - The New York ...
A person familiar with the matter but who declined to be identified because the matter was not public said the Brooklyn finance firm was LawCash, which ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


RedBird Capital Partners LLC: Private Company Information ...
... LLC in an effort to buy The YES Network from its majority owner, 21st Century Fox, according to two people close to negotiations who declined to be identified ...

Bloomberg    May 24, 2019


Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence tie the knot
A source said at the time: “Cheryl and Matthew are very serious. They are super happy. They tried to keep their relationship on the down low for several months ...

Associated Press    May 24, 2019


IHI Corp (7013.T) Key Developments | Reuters.com
ROME Italian construction group Salini Impregilo and Japan's IHI Corporation have made non-binding bids for troubled Italian builder Astaldi , a source said on  ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - May 24 - Reuters
... women who accused him of sexual misconduct and by the New York State attorney general, according to three people briefed on the matter. nyti.ms/ 2Hz4xXa.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


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