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Venezuelans march against Maduro, U.S. mulls recognizing rival ...
U.S. President Donald Trump could recognize Guaido as the legitimate president as soon as Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Despite 60 percent support, Canada's Husky scrapped MEG oil ...
It was an extremely shrewd move by Husky to launch the hostile (offer) and just as smart to let it go,” said an energy M&A lawyer, who declined to be identified ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


China's Union Life to sell majority stake, draw local, overseas ...
... to sell as much as 51 percent, with an option to raise that to 100 percent later, said the people, who declined to be named as the deal process is not public yet.

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Gulf Capital credit fund halts investments after staff departures ...
At least seven employees, including four managing directors, have left Gulf Capital in the past year and a half, said the four sources, who declined to be named ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Trump recognizes opposition leader as Venezuela's interim president
Two other sources briefed on the matter said the U.S. administration had privately informed U.S. energy companies of its deliberations. Reporting by Matt ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


U.S. recognizes opposition leader as Venezuela president, weighs ...
Two other sources briefed on the matter said the U.S. administration had privately informed U.S. energy companies of its deliberations. The administration's ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Italy's Popolare Bari studying tie-up with other southern banks: sources
... company and move its assets into a subsidiary of that while spinning off bad loans into a separate vehicle, one of the two sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters — January 23, 2019


UPDATE 2-Italy's Popolare Bari studying tie-up with other southern ...
... company and move its assets into a subsidairy of that while spinning off bad loans into a separate vehicle, one of the two sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Gift retailer Things Remembered prepares bankruptcy filing: sources ...
Things Remembered has tapped restructuring lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis LLP to prepare its bankruptcy filing, the sources said. A Stifel representative did not ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Colombia 2-part bond offer highly oversubscribed -banking source ...
“Investors like the concession,” the source said, adding that orders ballooned to near $13 billion. Joint managers on the deal are BNP Paribas, Bank of America ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Italy's Popolare Bari studying combination with other southern banks ...
Troubled Italian lender Popolare di Bari is studying a possible tie-up with other southern mutual banks, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Deutsche faces questions from authorities investigating Danske ...
The Fed's probe is at an early stage, Bloomberg said, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. The U.S. central bank is investigating whether Deutsche ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Saudi businessman, two consultants released from detention: sources
The others released this week, according to the sources who requested anonymity, are Hani Khoja and Sami al-Zuhaibi. They are co-founders of the ...

Reuters — January 23, 2019


Week 5: House Dems float '21st Century' border security plan
However, a senior Democratic aide who was unauthorized to discuss ongoing talks, said the money would not reach that level. In the Senate, the coming votes  ...

Associated Press — January 23, 2019


Harvey Weinstein Hires 'Dream Team' of Lawyers Who Repped ...
... Aaron Hernandez—including a lawyer who recently represented Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, a source familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast.

Daily Beast — January 23, 2019


Nurse Arrested in Rape of Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth at ...
“None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth,” a source familiar with the situation previously told AZ Family, which ...

Daily Beast — January 23, 2019


Adam Gase nearly clear to nab old offensive coordinator Loggains
A source said the Jets have put in a formal request to interview Loggains. That seems like a formality, though, and Loggains should be reunited with Gase soon.

New York Post — January 23, 2019


Ratings giant Nielsen wants to sell itself, could fetch $10B
Other private equity firms including KKR, TPG Capital and Bain Capital have also taken interest, a source said. “The Blackstone team is very out in front,” the ...

New York Post — January 23, 2019


Donors save Girl Scout trip after jerk stole $1K at mall
My daughter was a Girl Scout, so this really got to me,” said one dad from Howard Beach, who pledged $1,100 to the troop, and asked to remain anonymous.

New York Post — January 23, 2019


Teen threatened to shoot third-graders for insulting his mom: cops
A parent, who did not wish to be identified, told ABC11 he didn't think the Snapchat threat was justified, but that the third-graders were in the wrong as well.

New York Post — January 23, 2019


Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors
Three of the men spoke on the condition of anonymity. Victor Valdovinos said he was molested by Singer on the set of 1998's "Apt Pupil" when he was in the ...

Associated Press — January 23, 2019


Esquire's Bryan Singer Story Was Ready to Publish Before ...
Two sources familiar with Esquire's plans said the piece was scheduled to run in the magazine's December issue when orders came from Hearst executives not ...

Daily Beast — January 23, 2019


Miley Cyrus wants a family with Liam Hemsworth
A source said: "Miley is not pregnant currently but does want to have a family with Liam. Miley and Liam say they felt married before their actual ceremony.

Associated Press — January 23, 2019


Director Bryan Singer faces new accusations of abusing underage ...
Another man, who declined to be identified beyond the first name Eric, told The Atlantic that he had sex with Singer over the course of multiple years, starting ...

The Hill — January 23, 2019


Media use unnamed sources to trash Giuliani over missteps | Fox ...
... end of the 2016 campaign — a statement that enraged Trump because it contradicted his own public position, according to two sources close to the president.

Fox News — January 23, 2019


'Master negotiator' or 'nonentity'? Kushner thrusts himself into middle ...
A person close to Kushner said he doesn't trust many of his colleagues in the White House. Shahira Knight, the legislative affairs director, has expressed unease ...

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail - The ...
A person familiar with the matter said Hashemi had fulfilled her obligation as a material witness and was released. The person was not authorized to discuss the  ...

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from U.S. jail
A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Hashemi fulfilled her obligation as a material witness and was released. The person was not ...

NBC News — January 23, 2019


Iranian TV Anchor Held as Witness Is Released From US Jail ...
A person familiar with the matter said Hashemi had fulfilled her obligation as a material witness and was released. The person was not authorized to discuss the  ...

U.S. News — January 23, 2019


Male nurse charged with assaulting vulnerable woman who later ...
A person familiar with the matter said Hashemi had fulfilled her obligation as a material witness and was released. Dozens of activists protested outside the ...

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Axios AM - January 19, 2019 - Axios
The WashPost reports: "Mueller's denial, according to people familiar with the matter, aims to make clear that none of those statements in the story are accurate.

Axios — January 23, 2019


U.S. medical tourists in Tijuana contract rare, antibiotic-resistant ...
A woman who answered the agency's telephone blamed reports of infections on “ a competitor's smear campaign.” She declined to give her name.

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Arrests made in hunt for mum's attacker | Daily Mail Online
The woman, who declined to give her name, said: "She can't say anything. Her mum is with her at the moment. She just communicates with blinks, but she says ...

Daily Mail — January 23, 2019


White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown ...
Mulvaney wants the list no later than Friday, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the request  ...

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Senators hope defeat of dueling plans produces a solution to ...
... that there is overwhelming support for their plan, according to a Senate Republican leadership aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid.

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Tuesday Sports in Brief - The Washington Post
Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to ...

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Jayme Closs case: Jake Patterson's isolation grew after high school
... something like this," said a woman who attended Northwood with Patterson for 12 years; like several other classmates, she asked that her name not be used.

USA Today — January 23, 2019


Sebring, Florida bank shooting: suspect Zephen Xaver arrested, at ...
A friend of Gerlach's who also knew Xaver, and who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity, said Xaver had once told her he wanted to join the military ...

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


Trump 'very pissed off' at former White House aide's tell-all - POLITICO
... worked on the Trump 2016 campaign – was never in his inner circle, he “feels duped by a guy who he trusted,” said a person close to the White House.

Politico — January 23, 2019


Howard Schultz: 'I am seriously thinking of running for President ...
A person close to Schultz's advisers said his team is "exploring a possible independent bid for the presidency in 2020," but the person emphasized that all ...

CNN — January 23, 2019


Alexandra Bruell - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com
based DEG, which has around $50 million in revenue and 300 employees, is being sold for approximately $150 million, according to a person close to the deal .

Wall Street Journal — January 23, 2019


Russia's Backing of Venezuela's Maduro Has Its Limits - WSJ
... Kremlin-backed forces in Ukraine and Syria, according to a person close to Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner's owner and an associate of President Vladimir Putin .

Wall Street Journal — January 23, 2019


Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines ...
... taking steps to limit the ability of states to block interstate gas pipelines and other energy projects, according to three people familiar with the deliberations.

Bloomberg — January 23, 2019


Huawei Is Blocked in U.S. But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere ...
Representatives for Hikvision argued to legislators that the law unfairly lumps telecom firms with video operators, according to three people familiar with the ...

Bloomberg — January 23, 2019


Rees-Mogg's ERG Won't Support Backstop Amendments: Brexit ...
Labour will not make its decision on which amendments to back until Tuesday morning, according to three people familiar with the party's plans. The opposition  ...

Yahoo — January 23, 2019


Trump could recognize opposition leader as Venezuela's president ...
... Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate president as soon as Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Reuters — January 23, 2019


The Latest: Some recalled IRS workers can stay off the job - The ...
No final decisions have been made, according to a senior Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the aide wasn't authorized to discuss ...

Washington Post — January 23, 2019


CNN.com - Transcripts
A senior Democratic aide told CNN they do not expect it to be able to get 60 votes . But in the White House's eyes at least they will be able to ratchet up the ...

CNN — January 23, 2019


Border rancher: 'We've found prayer rugs out here. It's unreal'
... have been finding prayer rugs on their properties in recent months, according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels.

MSN — January 23, 2019


Trump quotes right-wing newspaper's anonymous source to make ...
... according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels who move the individuals,” the story begins, going on to explain that ...

MSN — January 23, 2019


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* An outlet that published an anonymously sourced story isn't necessarily the outlet that produced it. Some stories are wire service stories published by multiple outlets.


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