Obama lays out his plan to fight ISIL. U.S. Supreme Court will discuss Utah's same-sex marriage case later this month. Mark Shurtleff asks the FBI and Utah law enforcement for all the information they have on him.
54 days to the 2014 midterm election
137 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
418 days to the 2015 election
494 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
789 days until the 2016 presidential election
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
The nation's capitol is on high alert ahead of the 9/11 anniversary [The Hill].
The U.S. Supreme Court will discuss Utah's same-sex marriage case, along with those of 4 other states, on September 29 before deciding which ones, if any, to take [Tribune, Deseret News].
Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff asks the FBI and the Utah Department of Public Safety to hand over all the information they have on him [Tribune, Deseret News].
The Utah GOP is considering filing a Hatch Act complaing against Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder for using an armored SWAT vehicle at a political fundraiser last year [Tribune].
The Grand America Hotel is fined $2 million for hiring undocumented workers [Tribune, Deseret News].
Comic Con helps the Utah Transit Authority to shatter a three-day ridership record [Tribune].
Real Salt Lake's owner makes his pitch for a minor league soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark [Tribune, Deseret News].
No, your GMail password was not hacked by Russian criminals [ComputerWorld].
BYU will sport patriotic helmets for Thursday night's game against Houston in honor of the 9/11 victims [Provo Buzz].
On this day in history:
1789 – Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first secretary of the treasury.
1971 – Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.
1998 – Congress released Kenneth Starr's report, which offered graphic details of President Bill Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct and leveled accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice.
2001 – al Qaida terrorists hijacked four passenger jets in the U.S. They flew two into the World Trade Center in New York, another into the Pentago and the fourth crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the attack.