Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – September 3, 2014

ISIL kills another journalist in Iraq. A poll shows Utahns are split over police actions. Fundraising in the Attorney General's race is not what it was before the John Swallow scandal.


  • 62 days until the 2014 midterm elections
  • 145 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
  • 426 days until the 2015 elections
  • 502 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
  • 797 days to the 2016 presidential election

Wednesday's Top-10 headlines:

  1. A new video shows ISIL beheading a second journalist in Iraq [Politico].
  2. A UtahPolicy.com poll shows Utahns are split over police tactics and behavior [Utah Policy].
  3. Fundraising in the Attorney General's race is not as wide-open as it once was following the John Swallow scandal [Tribune].
  4. Gov. Gary Herbert is pushing for the feds to approve a requirement that Medicaid recipients look for work as part of his "Healthy Utah" plan [Deseret News].
  5. The Utah State Fairpark may soon be the home of a privately funded minor-league soccer stadium [Tribune].
  6. A judge may rule on Friday on the dispute between Talisker and Park City Mountain Resort [Tribune].
  7. The LDS Democrats group launches a billboard campaign aimed at getting the faithful to consider Utah's minority party [ABC 4].
  8. Utah State University sets a record for research-related funding [Tribune].
  9. Home Depot is looking into a possible customer data breach [Fox Business].
  10. The celebrity hacking scandal could be a "tipping point" for online privacy [Politico].

On this day in history:

  • 1189 – England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned in Westminster.
  • 1783 – The Treaty of Paris officially ended America's Revolutionary War.
  • 1939 – Britain and France declared war on Germany.
  • 1976 – The unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.