Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Algeria's Army Chief Says Elections Are Best Way Out of Crisis - The ...
A presidential election has been scheduled for July 4, but a source said on Friday it might be postponed. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy, Maher Chmaytelli and ...

New York Times    May 20, 2019


UPDATE 1-Algeria's army chief says elections are best way out of ...
A presidential election has been scheduled for July 4 but a source said on Friday it might be postponed. Algeria has been shaken by protests, mostly by young ...

Reuters    May 20, 2019


Algeria's army chief says elections are best way out of crisis - Reuters
A presidential election has been scheduled for July 4, but a source said on Friday it might be postponed. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy, Maher Chmaytelli and ...

Reuters    May 20, 2019


Trump blocks former White House counsel McGahn from testifying to ...
... the White House staffers who were against any notion of President Trump's firing of Mueller last June when the president wanted to do just that, a source said .

ABC News    May 20, 2019


Factbox: Trump Stonewalls Multiple Probes by House Democrats ...
SPECIAL COUNSEL. Nadler's panel has demanded testimony from Mueller. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday that Mueller was unlikely to ...

New York Times    May 20, 2019


Anti-vaxxers target communities battling measles - The Washington ...
Ethan, a 36-year-old father of six from Queens who declined to give his last name , said he attended the event out of “a genuine concern” for his family, driven by ...

Washington Post    May 20, 2019


BJP prepares return to power as exit polls predict clear win: sources ...
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted ...

Reuters    May 20, 2019


Carrefour Considers Sale of Stake in China Business: Sources - The ...
Carrefour's China business is valued at around $1 billion and the retailer is working with BNP Paribas on the deal, the sources said. They also said the French ...

New York Times    May 20, 2019


Indonesian Ex-Police Brigadier Says He Was Fired for Being Gay ...
The resident of Semarang city in Central Java, who declined to be identified, also separately sued the provincial police in March alleging a violation of the law on ...

New York Times    May 20, 2019


Spanish police investigate ex-envoy to Venezuela for money ...
Morodo's son, Alejo Morodo, was one of those arrested, said the source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of such matters. Morodo, who is ...

Reuters    May 20, 2019


Slain Alabama police officer identified, death penalty sought for ...
... was a brief pause, maybe a second, and then three more single shots," a resident at the park, who asked not to be identified, told the Opelika-Auburn News.

Fox News    May 20, 2019


Trump to tell ex-White House counsel not to appear before Congress
The Times cited an unnamed person briefed on the matter. McGahn figures prominently in the part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe that examined  ...

Reuters    May 20, 2019


South African Finance Minister Mboweni Poised to Retain Post ...
... who asked to remain anonymous because they aren't authorized to comment. The need to retain stability in the finance ministry was underscored in late 2015 ...

Bloomberg    May 20, 2019


South African Finance Chief Bemoans `Madness' of Eskom Debt ...
... cabinet next week, according to two people familiar with the selection process, who asked to remain anonymous because they aren't authorized to comment.

Bloomberg    May 20, 2019


Sibanye Keeps Option to Increase Lonmin Offer Against Rival Bid ...
... 30% of Lonmin, is troubled by the drop in Sibanye's value since the deal was made public in December 2017, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    May 20, 2019


U.S. Plans Temporary Exemptions to Huawei Blacklist - WSJ
... not to communicate with the Huawei side, according to a person familiar with the matter. Qualcomm chipsets are used in certain Huawei smartphone models.

Wall Street Journal    May 20, 2019


Mitch McConnell Proposes Raising US Tobacco Purchase Age to 21 ...
However a House Democratic aide said McConnell's legislation doesn't go as far as a measure put forward by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman ...

Bloomberg    May 20, 2019


Top News & Business Videos - Reuters.com
... hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese.

Reuters    May 20, 2019


Venezuela Says Passengers Missing After Caribbean Sinking - The ...
The official is not authorized to speak to the media and gave the information on condition of anonymity. Relatives of those aboard the boat have been appealing  ...

New York Times    May 20, 2019


U.S. suspects Shi'ite militias of rocket attack, unclear on Iran's role ...
The sources, who are familiar with U.S. national security assessments and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States was still trying to establish ...

Reuters    May 20, 2019


Ric Flair Reportedly Cancels Starrcast II Appearance Due to ...
Flair will undergo surgery Monday afternoon if he's cleared by doctors, but sources close to the wrestling legend say he is in good spirits and in constant contact ...

Newsweek    May 20, 2019


Tim Connelly opts to stay in Denver, Wizards' GM job remains open ...
... with whom Connelly was in “constant communication” via text message and phone calls all weekend, according to a person familiar with Denver's situation.

Washington Post    May 20, 2019


Abertis could exit French A65 motorway stake, Eiffage eyes stake ...
... motorway units, including the 35 percent held by its wholly-owned French unit Sanef in Autoroute de Gascogne (A65), a source close to the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    May 20, 2019


India's BJP prepares return to power as exit polls predict clear win ...
The sources declined to be identified as they are not authorized to speak about the meeting. Nalin Kohli, a spokesman for the BJP, declined to comment.

Reuters    May 20, 2019


Carlyle in talks with pipeline firms to sell 25% stake in U.S. oil export ...
Carlyle is also in talks with the three companies to jointly operate a crude oil pipeline from Houston to Corpus Christi, the source said. The identities of the ...

Reuters    May 19, 2019


Qatar ships LNG to the UAE after Dolphin pipeline outage: source ...
The shutdown caused significant curtailment of gas supplies to the UAE, the source said, and state energy giant Qatar Petroleum helped Dolphin by shipping  ...

Reuters    May 19, 2019


AP Sources: Former CIA Chief Brennan to Brief Dems on Iran - The ...
Both requested anonymity to discuss the meeting. The invitation to Brennan and the former State Department official and top negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal, ...

New York Times    May 19, 2019


Biden: The end of the beginning - The Washington Post
Their neighbor, who declined to give her name, chimed in, “I like his message. He appeals most broadly to Democrats, independents and Republicans.

Washington Post    May 19, 2019


Nine construction workers trapped in Shanghai roof collapse: govt ...
"I thought it was an explosion at first," said the woman, who declined to give her name or to comment further. The bureau did not say whether anyone was killed ...

Agence France-Presse    May 19, 2019


Nineteen rescued from collapsed Shanghai building: govt | AFP.com
"I thought it was an explosion at first," said the woman, who declined to give her name or to comment further. The bureau did not announce any deaths nor ...

Agence France-Presse    May 19, 2019


Death toll from Shanghai building collapse jumps to seven | AFP.com
"I thought it was an explosion at first," said the woman, who declined to give her name or to comment further. Chinese media reports said the structure was ...

Agence France-Presse    May 19, 2019


ANALYSIS-Miracle win offers Australian PM authority and ...
But we lost votes from younger people that we didn't expect,” said the strategist, who declined to be named as he is not authorised to talk to the media. “We didn't  ...

CNBC    May 19, 2019


Miracle win offers Australian PM authority and government stability ...
But we lost votes from younger people that we didn't expect,” said the strategist, who declined to be named as he is not authorized to talk to the media. “We didn't  ...

Reuters    May 19, 2019


OPEC Has Two Main Options for June Meeting, Both Foresee ...
The sources said OPEC's first scenario was to eliminate over-compliance with agreed cuts, which would mean increasing output by around 0.8 million bpd.

New York Times    May 19, 2019


Skripal poisoning suspects received mystery phone call following ...
It was there they received an unexplained phone call, a source said. Shortly after the call, they travelled to Heathrow airport for a 10.30pm flight back to Moscow.

The Guardian    May 19, 2019


Irish FM disputes reports of disagreement over Trump visit ...
The source said the Irish side had offered to host Trump for dinner at a nearby venue, the Dromoland Castle, which is where President George W. Bush met with ...

CNN    May 19, 2019


AP Source: Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as GM
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have hired Trajan Langdon to serve as general manager under new executive vice president ...

USA Today    May 19, 2019


Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist
... covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government  ...

CNBC    May 19, 2019


Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledges to pay off Morehouse College ...
“Everyone started crying and jumping for joy,” said a spokesperson for Smith, who asked not to be identified. “It was him speaking from his heart.” "My family is  ...

Washington Post    May 19, 2019


T-Mobile and Sprint Plan Concessions to Get Their $26.5 Billion ...
... and a reiterated pledge not to raise prices while the network is being constructed, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the matter is private.

Bloomberg    May 19, 2019


Winning the wealthy and losing the workers: how Labor's Victorian ...
“We have a problem with lower socio-economic voters.” That was the assessment of a senior Victorian Labor party source, who declined to be named, as he ...

The Guardian    May 19, 2019


Google to End Some Huawei Business Ties After Trump Crackdown ...
It won't be able to update it or get access to proprietary apps and services such as Gmail, said the person who requested anonymity. Huawei will still have ...

Bloomberg    May 19, 2019


AP Source: Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as GM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have hired Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to serve as New ...

Associated Press    May 19, 2019


AP Source: Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as GM - The Washington ...
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have hired Trajan Langdon to serve as general manager under new executive vice president ...

Washington Post    May 19, 2019


New Orleans Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as general manager ...
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have hired Trajan Langdon to serve as general manager under new executive vice president ...

USA Today    May 19, 2019


Ashley seeks support for legal challenge to Debenhams' rescue ...
A source close to Sports Direct said the company was talking to landlords and other third parties about legal action as it published a review of Debenhams' CVA  ...

The Guardian    May 19, 2019


Standoff over venue threatens to derail Trump visit to Ireland ...
"It is a bit unseemly to demand that the taoiseach host President Trump at his hotel," the source said. Read More. The source, who asked that his name not be  ...

CNN    May 18, 2019


Red Sox LHP David Price will return to rotation Monday
They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly until the Lakers made an official announcement. Vogel, a former head coach with  ...

USA Today    May 18, 2019


Immigration activists stew over Pence's role on immigration plan ...
House members and governors often air their private feelings on a range of issues with Pence, according to someone close to him. In some ways, Pence is an ...

Politico    May 18, 2019


ExxonMobil Employees Evacuating Oil Field in Southern Iraq - The ...
An Iraqi oil official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said all those who are being evacuated are ...

New York Times    May 18, 2019


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