1. Equifax, the credit reporting company, announced a security breach affecting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The information includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. The breach started in May, was discovered by Equifax on July 29th and they announced it on September 8th. Why did it take so long for the company to go public with the breach? Should Congress investigate what happened and if necessary shut Equifax down?
2. Meanwhile, Equifax now says they won’t ask consumers for credit card information if they sign up for free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection for one year. The company said, “Consumers who sign up for TrustedID Premier will not be automatically enrolled or charged after the conclusion of the complimentary year of TrustedID Premier.” Do you trust Equifax to sign up for free monitoring?
3. Cleveland’s Mayoral primary election will be held today with nine candidates running. The top two finishers in the bi-partisan race will face off in the general election in November. Who will be the top two after today’s vote?
4. Can the Indians catch the Dodgers and have the best record in all of baseball this season? How important is it to finish first in the American League?
5. Ohio is scheduled to put Gary Otte to death on Wednesday. He was found guilty of killing two people in Parma 25-years ago. Otte’s is trying to fight his execution arguing that the first drug in the process creates an unconstitutional risk of severe harm. WTAM’s Kathy Davis is scheduled to be a witness at the execution. Does the process create the risk of severe harm? Would you want to be a witness?
6. Millions remain without power in Florida due to Hurricane Irma. The storm moved into Georgia and is expected to continue its way north over the next few days. Do you think we could see the remnants of Irma here in Cleveland?
7. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former presidential candidate Mitch Romney is preparing to run for the U.S. Senate in Utah if Senator Orrin Hatch retires. How do you feel about Romney running for the Senate?
8. Holly Neher, 16-years-old, threw a touchdown pass on the first play of her first varsity game playing on the boys team at Hollywood Hills High School in Florida. She played on the school’s flag football team for two years before making the varsity team. How do you feel about a girl playing on the varsity football team?
9. O'mei Chinese Cuisine in Santa Cruz, California has been shut down after an investigation found out the owner donated $500 to ex-KKK leader David Duke's 2016 senatorial campaign. An article in Indybay, an independent media center, exposed Northern California businesses that donated to Duke. Among those listed was Roger Grigsby, the owner of the Chinese restaurant. Grigsby was forced to close his doors after the news came out and employees and customers began to boycott. The restaurant has been open for 38 years. How do you feel about Grigsby being outed?
10. South Carolina residents Corey Payne and his fiancée, Kayla Harris are suing Amazon claiming the solar eclipse glasses they purchased on line did not prevent their vision from being harmed. Do you think this is just the tip of the iceberg hearing about eye vision problems as a result of the eclipse? Should Amazon be held liable?