From the U.S. Gulf Coast preparing for another storm to the first day of fall, here are some of the stories to watch this week.21-year-old wins Tour de FranceIn a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race Sunday on the eve of his 22nd birthday.Pogacar became the second-youngest winner of the 117-year-old event that this year braved, and overcame, France’s worsening coronavirus epidemic.Turning him from promising prodigy into cycling superstar, Pogacar became the youngest winner since World War II and the first from Slovenia. Strong storm expected to reach U.S. Gulf CoastTropical Storm Beta, a system which could become a hurricane on Sunday, is slated to reach the U.S. mainland.Forecasters were predicting up to 4 feet of storm surge along parts of the Texas coast. Wind, heavy rainfall and life-threatening surf and rip current conditions were also expected with the storm.In Lake Charles, Louisiana, where thousands of people remain without power more than three weeks after Hurricane Laura slammed into the coast, there are concerns that Beta could inundate the region once again. New TikTok downloads banned starting MondayThe U.S. government could begin cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores. A deal that received President Trump’s blessing has yet to be finalized.If the deal isn’t complete and the ban begins, you’ll still be able to use TikTok if it’s already on your phone. But at midnight between Sunday and Monday, TikTok will vanish from U.S. app stores, including those operated by Apple and Google.The U.S. has cited national security concerns due to Chinese ownership of the social media app, where users frequently aim to create viral lip-synching and dance videos. The company has responded that it’s committed to protecting users’ privacy and safety. Executions for convicted killersA man who sexually assaulted and stabbed to death a 30-year-old Georgia woman is scheduled to be executed Tuesday at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. William Lecroy Jr., 50, would be the sixth federal inmate executed since July.Meanwhile, another man who carjacked, shot and and burned an Iowa couple in 1999 in Fort Hood, Texas, is scheduled to be executed Thursday at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.Christopher Vialva, 40, would be the seventh and the first Black person executed since the federal government restarted executions in July.Tuesday is the first day of fallMark your calendars: The first day of fall in 2020 is Tuesday.It’s the same day as the autumnal equinox. The term comes from the Latin word equinoxium, meaning “equality between day and night.”Above video from Buzz 60: Obsessed with fall? There’s a scientific explanation for it! With its passing, days get shorter, and our part of the planet gets chillier. Winter is getting closer, but first come fall traditions – such as holidays including Halloween and Thanksgiving. The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.

From the U.S. Gulf Coast preparing for another storm to the first day of fall, here are some of the stories to watch this week.

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21-year-old wins Tour de France

In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race Sunday on the eve of his 22nd birthday.

Pogacar became the second-youngest winner of the 117-year-old event that this year braved, and overcame, France’s worsening coronavirus epidemic.

Turning him from promising prodigy into cycling superstar, Pogacar became the youngest winner since World War II and the first from Slovenia.

Strong storm expected to reach U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Beta, a system which could become a hurricane on Sunday, is slated to reach the U.S. mainland.

Forecasters were predicting up to 4 feet of storm surge along parts of the Texas coast. Wind, heavy rainfall and life-threatening surf and rip current conditions were also expected with the storm.

In Lake Charles, Louisiana, where thousands of people remain without power more than three weeks after Hurricane Laura slammed into the coast, there are concerns that Beta could inundate the region once again.

New TikTok downloads banned starting Monday

The U.S. government could begin cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores. A deal that received President Trump’s blessing has yet to be finalized.

If the deal isn’t complete and the ban begins, you’ll still be able to use TikTok if it’s already on your phone. But at midnight between Sunday and Monday, TikTok will vanish from U.S. app stores, including those operated by Apple and Google.

The U.S. has cited national security concerns due to Chinese ownership of the social media app, where users frequently aim to create viral lip-synching and dance videos. The company has responded that it’s committed to protecting users’ privacy and safety.

Executions for convicted killers

A man who sexually assaulted and stabbed to death a 30-year-old Georgia woman is scheduled to be executed Tuesday at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. William Lecroy Jr., 50, would be the sixth federal inmate executed since July.

Meanwhile, another man who carjacked, shot and and burned an Iowa couple in 1999 in Fort Hood, Texas, is scheduled to be executed Thursday at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Christopher Vialva, 40, would be the seventh and the first Black person executed since the federal government restarted executions in July.

Tuesday is the first day of fall

Mark your calendars: The first day of fall in 2020 is Tuesday.

It’s the same day as the autumnal equinox. The term comes from the Latin word equinoxium, meaning “equality between day and night.”

Above video from Buzz 60: Obsessed with fall? There’s a scientific explanation for it!

With its passing, days get shorter, and our part of the planet gets chillier. Winter is getting closer, but first come fall traditions – such as holidays including Halloween and Thanksgiving.

The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.

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