Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Brazil Police Carry Out Raids Linked to Probe Into Vale's Deadly ...
... a Brazilian investigation into a deadly tailings dam failure at a mining site operated by Vale SA, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

New York Times    April 16, 2019


New Mountain Is Said to Explore $3.5 Billion Sale of Equian ...
... of Equian LLC in a potential deal that could value the health-care payments business at about $3.5 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg    April 16, 2019


Exclusive: Brazilian education group Afya plans New York IPO ...
Brazilian educational group Afya SA is preparing an initial public offering in New York in the coming months, three people with knowledge of the matter said, ...

Reuters    April 16, 2019


Fox Networks Are Said to Get Final Bids From Liberty, Big3 ...
But the company has remained committed to the auction, people with knowledge of the matter said earlier this year. A spinoff would require approval from the ...

Bloomberg    April 16, 2019


Gunfire breaks out as youths gather in Montgomery County - The ...
The woman who declined to be identified by name said the shooting broke out shortly after 9 p.m. near the Germantown Park development. She said it has ...

Washington Post    April 16, 2019


Iran's oil exports hit new 2019 low so far in April - sources - Reuters
... million barrels per day (bpd) so far this month, according to Refinitiv Eikon data and two other companies that track such exports and declined to be identified.

Reuters    April 16, 2019


Upstart Russian oil firm, with Goldman Sachs backing, bucks ...
... less than 4 percent, was $2.7 billion, according to a source familiar with the terms of that deal who declined to be identified as the information is confidential.

Reuters    April 16, 2019


Facebook allowed violent posts by man charged with Ilhan Omar ...
A spokesperson for Facebook, who declined to be identified, said in a statement: “We have removed this profile for violating our community standards.”.

The Guardian    April 16, 2019


Carl Edwards Jr.: MLB investigating racist messages to Cubs pitcher
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. The Athletic first reported Tuesday morning that the league was looking  ...

USA Today    April 16, 2019


Justice Dept. Investigated WikiLeaks After Secretly Indicting Assange
... and also testified at length to the grand jury, according to a person who has spoken with prosecutors and agreed to an interview on the condition of anonymity.

New York Times    April 16, 2019


Spanish Court Returns Stolen Material to North Korea Embassy ...
... not review the material before turning it over to the North Korean Embassy, in keeping with standard practice to protect diplomatic information, the source said.

New York Times    April 16, 2019


Japan to Require Crypto Exchanges to Bolster Internal Oversight ...
But the FSA has since determined that there are risks of internal theft, even with the cold wallets, the source said. Some exchanges failed to have rules where the  ...

New York Times    April 16, 2019


Lori Loughlin felt 'manipulated' in college admissions scandal, didn't ...
She has watched as the other families cut deals but her husband feels they are not guilty and should plead not guilty," the source said. Lori Loughlin indicted on  ...

Fox News    April 16, 2019


Trump moves to resist House inquiries, setting up fight over ...
The Trump Organization declined to comment. But a person close to the company on Tuesday called the subpoenas for the president's financial information “a ...

Washington Post    April 16, 2019


Mueller looms over Dem investigations - POLITICO
According to a senior Democratic aide, the six House committees conducting Trump-related investigations will immediately determine which revelations in the  ...

Politico    April 16, 2019


Turkey's last-resort lending facility tapped, funding costs rise - Reuters
That's why I'm thinking this was due to a logging issue noticed too late into the day,” said the banker, who requested anonymity. ($1 = 5.7839 liras) (Reporting by ...

Reuters    April 16, 2019


Cremation mystery besets family: 2 sets of ashes for 1 man - The ...
He declined to give his name or make further comment. The state's Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services said in a statement Tuesday that it has ...

Washington Post    April 16, 2019


Firefighter reflects on battle to save Notre Dame cathedral, 'France's ...
“Notre Dame is Paris' cultural heritage, and above that it's France's heritage," said the fireman who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to ...

NBC News    April 16, 2019


African migrants tried to reach the United States. Now they're stuck ...
“People from here don't want to give us the documents,” said one Congolese man, who declined to give his name out of concern for his safety. “We're still here. ”.

Washington Post    April 16, 2019


U.S. Justice Department Tells T-Mobile, Sprint It Opposes Merger ...
... and has meetings later this week at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which is also reviewing the deal, two people briefed on the matter said.

New York Times    April 16, 2019


U.S. Justice Department tells T-Mobile, Sprint it opposes merger ...
... two people briefed on the matter said. A government official said it is unclear if the Justice Department wants to kill the deal or is seeking specific concessions.

Reuters    April 16, 2019


Commerzbank Is Said to Draw ING Takeover Interest; Shares Rise ...
Commerzbank AG has been sounded out by ING Groep NV about a possible combination of the two lenders, according to a person familiar with the matter, ...

Bloomberg    April 16, 2019


Exclusive: Buyout Firm Apollo to Buy Smart & Final Stores-Sources ...
The deal will be announced by Wednesday morning, said the sources, who asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Apollo declined to ...

New York Times    April 16, 2019


Veolia Is Said to Seek Over $1 Billion in District Energy Sale ...
... bidders including Brookfield Asset Management Inc.'s Enwave Energy Corp., said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process is private.

Bloomberg    April 16, 2019


Google Is Said to Block TikTok in India, Hurting Chinese Startup ...
The court ruling restricts future downloads of the app in India, not existing downloads, said the person familiar with the decision, who asked not to be identified ...

Bloomberg    April 16, 2019


Justice Department tells T-Mobile, Sprint it has concerns about ...
The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp it has concerns about their $26 billion merger in its current structure, sources familiar with ...

Reuters    April 16, 2019


As Mueller report release nears, White House prepares robust ...
... that it will be divided into sections on obstruction and collusion and that certain portions will be redacted, according to sources familiar with the matter.

ABC News    April 16, 2019


Several ECB policymakers doubt projected growth rebound: sources ...
... were not as confident and argued that the growth hurdles were far from temporary, so there was no reason to project any significant rebound, the sources said.

Reuters    April 16, 2019


China eyes U.S. poultry, pork imports in trade talks -sources
... resisted lifting the ractopamine restriction even though Beijing may boost imports of U.S. pork as its own hog herd is devastated by disease, the sources said.

CNBC    April 16, 2019


Apple and Qualcomm face off in epic courtroom drama - The ...
Unlike other handset makers, Apple was able to negotiate its fee to around $7.50 per unit, according to court filings and a person familiar with the matter. That's a ...

Washington Post    April 16, 2019


Japan's NTT Said to Mull International Headquarters in London ...
... triangle it forms with the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, said the official, who declined to be named discussing plans that haven't been announced .

Bloomberg    April 16, 2019


UPDATE 1-Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court ...
... app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

CNBC    April 16, 2019


Ex-KKR Asia veterans raise $2.5 billion for first China-focused funds ...
... fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ), said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, declining to be identified as the matter was private .

Reuters    April 16, 2019


Twitter touts progress after lag on Ilhan Omar death threat removal
The company's release comes after BuzzFeed reported citing a source close to the company, that Twitter left up tweets threatening freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's ...

CNBC    April 16, 2019


Core euro zone bond yields near three-week highs before ZEW survey
... the euro zone's bailout fund -- to repay early International Monetary Fund loans worth about 3.7 billion euros, a source close to the process told Reuters.

CNBC    April 16, 2019


AP source: Officials consider new penalty for visa overstays
... according to two people familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose private conversations.

Associated Press    April 16, 2019


Angelina Jolie drops Pitt from surname
A source said: “Brad and Angelina have come a long way. To the surprise of many of their closest friends, their communication has improved tremendously and ...

Associated Press    April 16, 2019


Google Blocks Chinese App TikTok in India After Court Order - The ...
... video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

New York Times    April 16, 2019


Sudan's Bashir transferred to prison: family source | AFP.com
"Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum," the source said without revealing his name for security reasons. Bashir was ousted by the army ...

Agence France-Presse    April 16, 2019


Democrats slam Justice Department over Mueller report release Index
... looking to the House speaker's office to help shape messaging and guide the caucus' response to Mueller's findings, according to a senior Democratic aide.

ABC News    April 16, 2019


Tiger Woods, Tax Day, 'Game of Thrones': Your Monday Briefing ...
How we know: Five people with direct knowledge of the systems, who requested anonymity because they feared retribution, described them to The Times.

New York Times    April 15, 2019


Hong Kong shares inch down on global slowdown fears
The United States is softening its demands that China curb industrial subsidies as a condition for a trade deal, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.

CNBC    April 15, 2019


Hong Kong shares inch down on global slowdown fears - Reuters
The United States is softening its demands that China curb industrial subsidies as a condition for a trade deal, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    April 15, 2019


FEATURE-Global taskforce tackles cybersex child trafficking in the ...
“Reporting on them is not natural, culturally” said the U.S. investigator, a former SWAT team member who declined to be identified due to his involvement in ...

Reuters    April 15, 2019


Brooklyn measles outbreak: How a glossy booklet spread anti ...
In a text from the phone number listed on Enriched Parenting's website, a person who declined to be identified denied any association with the handbook.

NBC News    April 15, 2019


Exclusive: U.S. waters down demand China ax subsidies in push for ...
Those include ending forced technology transfers, improving intellectual property protection and widening access to China's markets, the sources said. China ...

Reuters    April 15, 2019


Anheuser-Busch InBev Adds Citi, BAML to Banks Working on $5 ...
... Bank of America Merrill Lynch to the team of banks working on the sale of its Asia-Pacific business, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

New York Times    April 15, 2019


EDF Shares Jump on Hopes Re-Nationalization Will Unlock Value ...
A source familiar with the situation confirmed these dates. EDF declined to comment. The French government has for some time been looking at how to ...

New York Times    April 15, 2019


AP Source: Cavs to interview assistants Mosley, Howard - The ...
A person familiar with the meetings says the Cavaliers will interview Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Miami's Juwan Howard for their coaching job.

Washington Post    April 15, 2019


AP Source: Cavs to interview assistants Mosley, Howard
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the meetings says the Cavaliers will interview Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Miami's Juwan Howard for their ...

USA Today    April 15, 2019


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