Good afternoon: Today's PM — the last of the *true* summer — was edited by Justin Green and clocks in at 454 words, a 2 minute read.
Situational awareness: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked, posting racist messages before the company regained control. Go deeper.
1 big thing: All eyes on Florida
Hurricane Dorian keeps looking worse for Florida, with 10 million people in harm's way on a busy Labor Day weekend, the AP reports.
The big picture: If Dorian makes landfall as a Category 4, it'll be the biggest since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
- The storm has intensified to a Category 3 and is expected to be a Category 4 when making landfall Monday or early Tuesday.
- Uncertainty on landfall makes evacuating harder: “Sometimes if you evacuate too soon, you may evacuate into the path of the storm if it changes,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
- Weather Channel expert Rick Knabb warns: "Possibility of very slow-moving #Dorian spending way too much time over major metros in Florida. Major hurricane? Bad. Also a slow mover over densely populated areas? Worst kind of hurricane."
A very 2019 footnote: Miami "has told all rental services to get their [electric scooters] off the streets ... lest they fly perilously through the air when Dorian reaches land," reports Bloomberg.
What's next: The Bahamas face Dorian's wrath this weekend, the National Hurricane Service notes.
- "Hurricane conditions are possible in the northwestern Bahamas by Sunday, with tropical storm conditions possible by Saturday night or Sunday morning."
- "A life-threatening storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds in the northwestern Bahamas."
- Per WashPost: "The storm surge will be exacerbated by naturally occurring astronomical high tides, which are some of the highest of the year this weekend into early next week."
Bonus: Pic du jour
A lush forest sits next to a field of charred trees in Vila Nova Samuel, Brazil.
2. What you missed
- A military judge has set a trial date for five men accused of helping to carry out the 9/11 attacks — including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Go deeper.
- Google has agreed to pay a $150-$200 million fine to the FTC for violating children's online privacy laws via YouTube, Politico reports.
- Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron "this is not the time" to arrange a summit between Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Go deeper.
3. 1 parks thing
Controversy for Getaway Day: A new Trump administration order will allow e-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bike can go, the AP reports.
- The case for them: E-bikes “make bicycle travel easier and more efficient, and they provide an option for people who want to ride a bicycle but might not otherwise do so because of physical fitness, age, disability or convenience,” said National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith.
- The case against: “If you’re hiking on a trail in Utah and you’re rounding a bend and something’s coming at you at 20 mph, that really changes the experience,” said Kristen Brengel of the National Parks Conservation Association.