Things you should know today: 9/8/2017

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Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft

Mike Stewart
This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Credit monitoring company Equifax has been breached in a hack that exposed the Social Security numbers and sensitive information of an estimated 143 million Americans.

Mexico hit by one of biggest quakes ever; at least 32 die

Debris from a collapsed wall sits in Oaxaca, Mexico, after an earthquake early Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. A massive 8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico late Thursday night, causing buildings to sway violently and people to flee into the street in panic as far away as the capital city.(AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz)

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Pacific coast of Mexico killing at least 32 people and destroying hundreds of buildings and homes.

The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

FILE – In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, the Eagle Creek wildfire burns on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore. An Oregon lawmaker has lashed out at restrictions on logging, blaming them for the intensity of wildfires plaguing much of the U.S. West. (Genna Martin /seattlepi.com via AP)

The western United States is being devastated by wildfires from Oregon to Montana and experts point to a variety of possible explanations.

Patriots stunned in 42-27 season opener loss

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick respond to the Patriot’s unexpected loss to the Chiefs on Thursday night.

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