Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Bayer Board Is Said to Plan Meeting After Investors Rebuke CEO ...
... to discuss responses to shareholders' unprecedented rebuke of Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg    April 29, 2019


Wife, Daughter of Sri Lanka Bombings Mastermind Will Survive Blast ...
Sadia is a key accused in the Easter Sunday bombings, according to three police officers in the eastern district of Ampara, who declined to be identified as they ...

New York Times    April 29, 2019


China developers push land prices up as credit, purchase rules ease
The person declined to be identified in the absence of company authorisation to speak to the media. Despite the premium, the land would provide a solid return ...

CNBC    April 29, 2019


Person stabbed to death in South Hackensack NJ, authorities say
Another man, who declined to give his name and lives across the street on Huyler, said nothing usually happens around there. NEWSLETTERS. Get the ...

USA Today    April 29, 2019


China frees 'lost' Uighur wives but at a price, families say | AFP.com
He too declined to give his name for fear of repercussions from authorities, who make surprise visits to his wife's home in Xinjiang every week. James Leibold ...

Agence France-Presse    April 29, 2019


undefined - Bloomberg
A man who declined to give his name said he was among the Akron employees with Alliance Data Systems who were told at a 10:45 a.m. meeting Thursday ...

Bloomberg    April 29, 2019


Maryland men's basketball assistant Kevin Broadus intends to ...
... Kevin Broadus intends to leave the Terrapins to become the head coach at Morgan State in Baltimore, according to a person close to the Maryland program.

Washington Post    April 29, 2019


Carlos Slim Asked AMLO for Help. He Was Frozen Out Instead ...
He argued that the airport could be turned over to the private sector, and offered to take it on himself, said the people, who asked not to be named because the ...

Bloomberg    April 29, 2019


U.K. Adviser Is Said to Recommend Zero Emissions Target by 2050 ...
The Climate Change Committee will suggest that Scotland can reach that goal by 2045, according to the people who asked not to be named ahead of a report ...

Bloomberg    April 29, 2019


Sudan's Military, Opposition Discuss Powers of Joint Council-Sources
... of a joint military-civilian council to steer the country's transition after three decades of rule by Omar al-Bashir, two sources familiar with the proceedings said.

New York Times    April 29, 2019


Sudan's military, opposition discuss powers of joint council: sources ...
... of a joint military-civilian council to steer the country's transition after three decades of rule by Omar al-Bashir, two sources familiar with the proceedings said.

Reuters    April 29, 2019


Anadarko to resume talks with Occidental on 'superior' bid - Reuters
Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday that Chevron was unlikely to raise its bid and that Anadarko had decided to begin negotiations to sell ...

Reuters    April 29, 2019


Why I refused to give police my phone: one rape survivor's story ...
One woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Guardian that she was raped by a stranger at the beginning of last year. She visited a rape crisis centre ...

The Guardian    April 29, 2019


'No One Feels Safe Here': Life in Alabama's Prisons - The New York ...
They asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. In their letters, which were handwritten because in Alabama, prisoners do not have access to email, they ...

New York Times    April 29, 2019


Exclusive: HealthEquity Approaches WageWorks With Acquisition ...
... accounts, has approached WageWorks Inc, an administrator of employee benefits, with an offer to acquire it, people familiar with the matter said on Monday .

New York Times    April 29, 2019


Anadarko to Resume Talks With Occidental on $57 Billion Bid - The ...
... had earlier reported that Anadarko decided on Sunday to begin negotiations to sell itself to Occidental instead, according to people familiar with the matter.

New York Times    April 29, 2019


Battle of Winterfell: Game of Thrones The Long Night was dark, and ...
“It all boils down to how your TV is lit,” said an employee, who declined to give her name, over the phone from the home theater department of a Best Buy in ...

Washington Post    April 29, 2019


Safaricom CEO to leave as row erupts over successor: sources ...
... for health reasons, but the government's insistence he should be succeeded by a Kenyan has delayed announcing a replacement, two company sources said.

Reuters    April 29, 2019


Working stiffs: China's tech minions burn out in '996' rat race | AFP.com
... the work, others are standing in line, waiting to replace you," said a software engineer –- a "code peasant", as he puts it -- who also declined to give his name.

Agence France-Presse    April 29, 2019


Police ID man charged with uncle's slaying in north Houston
... the suspect's aunt, was at church when her nephew allegedly called from the her home around 3:30 p.m., according to a relative who declined to be identified.

Associated Press    April 29, 2019


U.S. Treasury Cuts Borrowing Estimate for Second Quarter - The ...
A Treasury official who asked not to be identified said the fiscal change related to the Fed's plans to stabilize its massive portfolio of bonds relative to the size of ...

New York Times    April 29, 2019


Florida woman says 'mom's instinct' helped bust sex offender lurking ...
The mother, who asked not to be identified, told FOX13 Tampa that she saw the man earlier this month walking alongside the building when she sensed ...

Fox News    April 29, 2019


For inured foreign officials, the sting of Trump's tweets has begun to ...
“Man versus man, me versus Kim,” Trump said, according to several aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. When Kim  ...

Washington Post    April 29, 2019


Libyan officials say airstrikes intensify in Tripoli | Fox News
The officials requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief media . Hifter, whose forces control much of eastern Libya, launched an offensive to ...

Fox News    April 29, 2019


Mediaset to move pay-TV content to video streaming app after losing ...
... pay-TV channels and move their content to a video streaming service after losing 80 percent of its paying clients in six months, a source close to the matter said.

Reuters    April 29, 2019


Pelosi, Schumer pressure Trump on infrastructure - POLITICO
A source close to Schumer said unless Trump considers rolling back some of the 2017 Republican tax cuts, the top Senate Democrat won't even consider a ...

Politico    April 29, 2019


Trump officials clash with Congress over hearing demands | Fox News
But Barr wants lawmakers to do the questioning and, according to a source close to the committee, has said he will not come in to testify based on where things ...

Fox News    April 29, 2019


Kamala Harris hires famed admaker Margolis in boon to her campaign
Kamala Harris has hired Jim Margolis, one of the Democratic Party's most accomplished admakers, as her media adviser, two sources familiar with the move told ...

Politico    April 29, 2019


Mick Mulvaney's chief of staff playbook: Dismantling Trump's ...
Paradoxically, as Mulvaney's public image has soured, his standing with Trump has solidified, according to White House officials and sources close to the ...

CNN    April 29, 2019


Uber IPO Is Oversubscribed by Day Two of Roadshow
... room in ride-hailing for more than one competitor, according to people who attended the meeting and asked not to be identified because the talk was private.

Bloomberg    April 29, 2019


Venezuela News Headlines | Reuters
... a plan to deploy a private army to help topple Venezuela's socialist president, Nicholas Maduro, four sources with knowledge of the effort told Reuters. 1:04am  ...

Reuters    April 29, 2019


U.S.-China Trade Deal in Sight After Progress on Tariffs, Market ...
One option being explored would be to calibrate the tariffs based on the percentage of trade between the countries, a person close to the talks said. The $50 ...

Wall Street Journal    April 29, 2019


Exclusive: EBRD's Africa expansion plans facing resistance - sources
The EBRD declined to comment on the discussions, but sources said months of toing and froing over the Bosnia agenda resulted in a drastically reworked final ...

Reuters    April 29, 2019


CBS overhauls its morning lineup, Gayle King remains on top
... with R. Kelly, will remain on the show, having finalized a new pay package estimated at $11 million a year, according to two sources familiar with talks.

NBC News    April 29, 2019


Trump Says Stephen Moore Decided to Withdraw From Fed Process ...
A person close to the White House said opposition from several Republican senators and a concern that the public scrutiny about Mr. Moore would intensify ...

Wall Street Journal    April 29, 2019


Venezuela's Failed Uprising: How a Deal to Oust Maduro Unraveled
There was confusion over who would make the first move, according to a person close to the situation. It could be that there were so many participants that one ...

Bloomberg    April 29, 2019


Participants in AOC's 'fun run' didn't know they were donating to her ...
“The site says it's to benefit her environmental plan,” said one supporter who would not give his name. “If it is going to go directly to her campaign they should  ...

Fox News    April 28, 2019


'Toxic atmosphere': the Home Office unit everybody wants to leave ...
“The backlog we're dealing with is humongous,” a source said, pointing out that the number of caseworkers able to make decisions on the barrier team fell from ...

The Guardian    April 28, 2019


Exclusive: GAM Whistle Blower Concerns Focussed on Bonds Sold ...
The bonds related to a biodiesel-fuelled power generating business, the people familiar with the matter said. But the employee who brought his concerns to ...

New York Times    April 28, 2019


Attorney General Balks at Closed-Door Testimony on Mueller Findings
... of questioning, where sensitive matters would be discussed behind closed doors and include committee staff lawyers, a House Democratic aide told Reuters .

New York Times    April 28, 2019


Prescription Pulse - POLITICO
... Commerce Chair Frank Pallone are meeting with a variety of caucuses to get input on drug negotiation, a House Democratic aide told Prescription PULSE.

Politico    April 28, 2019


Attorney general balks at closed-door testimony on Mueller findings ...
... of questioning, where sensitive matters would be discussed behind closed doors and include committee staff lawyers, a House Democratic aide told Reuters .

Reuters    April 28, 2019


Warren puts Bernie on defense - POLITICO
... adviser, Warren Gunnels, pushed him to embrace a wealth tax and even included it in a draft of a speech, according to someone familiar with the campaign.

Politico    April 28, 2019


How 'Laid Back' Sri Lanka Became a Soft Target for Islamist Strike ...
However, interviews with more than a dozen people with direct knowledge of the Sri Lankan government and security apparatus, including military sources, ...

New York Times    April 28, 2019


Barr's testimony to House on Mueller in doubt amid dispute - The ...
... according to a senior Democratic aide on the committee, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the confidential communications with the department ...

Washington Post    April 28, 2019


Barr's Testimony to House on Mueller in Doubt Amid Dispute - The ...
That's also according to the aide, who requested anonymity to discuss the confidential communications with the Justice Department. Barr is scheduled to testify ...

New York Times    April 28, 2019


Nissan, Japan Reject Merger Overture From Renault Chief, FT Says ...
... the arrest of former alliance leader Carlos Ghosn in Japan, have hit a new low after the latest snubs, the FT reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg    April 28, 2019


Attorney general may withdraw from Mueller report hearing over ...
A senior Democratic committee aide said Sunday that Barr risks being subpoenaed if he refuses to testify over his objections to the lawmakers' desired format for ...

Washington Post    April 28, 2019


Barr threatens to skip House hearing on Mueller report over format ...
Barr has expressed objections over the panel's questioning format, according to a senior Democratic committee aide. The department has balked at the panel's ...

The Guardian    April 28, 2019


RPT-India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers
He declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak with media. Indian flour millers imported 1.65 million tonnes of wheat in the 2017/18 fiscal year, ...

CNBC    April 28, 2019


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