Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Indonesia - Regional News
A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the FAA has not yet signed off on the upgrade... UPDATE 1-Southwest sending team to review Boeing 737 ...

CNBC    March 23, 2019


Africa - Regional
An FAA spokesman said Saturday that the agency expects to receive the software fix early next week. A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the FAA ...

CNBC    March 23, 2019


U.S. airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades | Reuters
A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the FAA has not yet signed off on the upgrade and training but the goal is to review them in coming weeks and ...

Reuters    March 23, 2019


Prosecutors reportedly probe whether Boeing misled regulators on ...
Although Boeing hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing, people close to the matter said the focus on disclosures to regulators is part of a broader investigation ...

CNBC    March 23, 2019


Police arrest suspect in daytime shootout in Northwest Washington ...
Surveillance video posted by police “is chilling,” said one area resident who declined to be named because of safety fears. A witness told the PoPville website of ...

Washington Post    March 23, 2019


Ocasio-Cortez, other Democrats squeeze big banks on guns ...
“It's almost like Congress is catching up," said one bank representative who declined to be named. Even if a bank is aligned with a member on one aspect of her ...

Politico    March 23, 2019


President Trump in a 'great mood' as Washington waits for Attorney ...
For the last several weeks, as Washington waited for the special counsel to deliver his final report, sources close to the president have described him as antsy ...

ABC News    March 23, 2019


AP source: Astros agree to 2-year extension with Verlander - The ...
Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $66 million, two-year contract extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

Washington Post    March 23, 2019


The Latest: House Democrats set group call on Mueller report
The person requested anonymity to discuss the private call. Democrats planned the 3 p.m. conference call to discuss strategy and their next steps after they were  ...

Associated Press    March 23, 2019


Brazilian miner Vale says dam in danger of collapse - The ...
The Vale spokesperson, who asked not to be identified in line with company policy, said 442 people had been relocated in temporary housing or with family ...

Washington Post    March 23, 2019


At least 110 Fulani herders killed in central Mali's worst violence yet ...
One Ogossagou resident, who asked not to be identified, said the attack appeared to be in retaliation for an al Qaeda affiliate's claim of responsibility on Friday ...

Reuters    March 23, 2019


The Latest: White House Says It Hasn't Seen Mueller's Report - The ...
The person requested anonymity to discuss the private call. Advertisement. Democrats planned the 3 p.m. conference call to discuss strategy and their next ...

New York Times    March 23, 2019


Democrats insist on pursuing Trump investigations no matter what ...
The committee chairs discussed their inquiries during the call, according to participants who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely discuss the ...

Washington Post    March 23, 2019


Treasurer accused of stealing $410,000 from charity for families of ...
A person with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed to NBC News that Shanley acted as the treasurer for the nonprofit Survivors of the Shield. The U.S.  ...

NBC News    March 23, 2019


AP source: Verlander, Astros to add $66M for 2020, '21
The person spoke Saturday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The agreement was first reported by KRIV-FOX 26.

Associated Press    March 23, 2019


End of the Road for PM May? Betting Odds Show 20 Percent ...
But a Downing Street source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the report was incorrect. The Times quoted an unidentified Downing Street ...

New York Times    March 23, 2019


Congress waits another day for Mueller findings - POLITICO
... the White House to stage manage release of more information about Mueller's probe, a Justice official who asked not to be named said: “No, that's ridiculous.”.

Politico    March 23, 2019


U.S. Airlines Visit Boeing as FAA Awaits 737 MAX Upgrades - The ...
A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the FAA has not yet signed off on the upgrade and training but the goal is to review them in coming weeks and ...

New York Times    March 23, 2019


At Least 134 Fulani Herders Killed in Central Mali's Worst Violence Yet
One Ogossagou resident, who asked not to be identified, said the attack appeared to be in retaliation for an al Qaeda affiliate's claim of responsibility on Friday ...

New York Times    March 23, 2019


Boeing to Mandate Safety Feature in MAX Software Upgrade: Sources
... might have warned of problems that possibly played a role in the recent crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes, two officials briefed on the matter said.

New York Times    March 22, 2019


NYSE wins Uber, Pinterest listings: Sources
Uber Technologies and Pinterest have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the venue for their stock listings, according to sources familiar with the matter.

CNBC    March 22, 2019


NYSE Wins Uber, Pinterest Listings: Sources - The New York Times
... planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the venue for their stock listings, according to sources familiar with the matter.

New York Times    March 22, 2019


Pinterest Is Said to Move Up IPO to April Amid Listing Surge ...
Pinterest had been planning to go public in June, seeking to raise about $1.5 billion in an IPO valuing it at least $12 billion, people familiar with the matter ...

Bloomberg    March 22, 2019


The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal
An EU official, who did not want to be identified since the negotiations were ongoing, said support was crystalizing around delaying Brexit until May 7 but ...

Associated Press    March 22, 2019


Syria Slams Trump, Vows to Recover Israeli-Occupied Golan - The ...
"The Syrian nation is more determined to liberate this precious piece of Syrian national land through all available means," the source said, adding that Trump's ...

New York Times    March 22, 2019


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