AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night. Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners looked over yards that could soon be submerged in seawater. A number of schools called off classes, and red no-swimming flags flew along the shores. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 900 words, with photos, video. Developing.
— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST
AUSTIN, Texas — Armed security officers are now guarding a mosque in Austin following weekend vandalism. Officials say the vandalism occurred early Sunday with several windows being broken and a tire slashed on a vehicle in the parking lot. UPCOMING: 250 words, pursuing photos
WASHINGTON — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,080 words, with photo.
— TEXAS STORMS — Parts of South Texas have been soaked with more than 9 inches of rain in a system that experts say is not related to Tropical Storm Gordon in the Gulf of Mexico.
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