Ian the Terrible: “Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it crashes ashore Wednesday in Florida, where officials ordered 2.5 million people to evacuate.” Here’s the latest from CNN.

+ Oath Bound: “In the highest-profile prosecution so far stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the founder of the Oath Keepers and four others individuals linked to the far-right, anti-government group go on trial Tuesday on seditious conspiracy and other charges stemming from the deadly assault.” AP: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes’ path: From Yale to jail. (It’s a total fail if we don’t indict the real whale.)

+ Drawn and Quarterbacked: “After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court documents show.” Text messages show Brett Favre sought welfare money for a football facility. (Even Favre’s text messages get intercepted. This could be one of the most pathetic schemes ever and it’s just starting to get the coverage it deserves.)

+ If You Come at His King, You Best Not Miss: “One week after stunning the chess world by resigning from a game after making just one move, reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen has broken his silence to accuse Hans Niemann, 19, of cheating.”

+ Cena Shooting Star: “John Cena has just set a new record — and it didn’t happen in the wrestling ring. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized the actor and WWE superstar for the most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish foundation, coming in at 650.”