Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:
1. Taney wins: The Taney Dragons defeated a team from Pearland, Texas, Sunday night to advance to Wednesday's U.S. semifinals in the Little League World Series. The 7-6 comeback win elated the players' parents, fans in the stands and supporters back in Philadelphia.
2. SEPTA labor negotiations: SEPTA's board is scheduled to meet today and give its chairman the authority to approve a new contract with Regional Rail electrical workers. However, two other labor disputes between the transit agency and its unions could result in a strike later this year.
3. Revel hearing: Revel officials are slated to appear in U.S. Bankruptcy Court today, to present Sept. 1 and 2 as closing dates for the hotel and casino. Revel -- which originally wanted to close today, but state casino regulators denied that request -- must file a shutdown plan by tonight.
4. Ferguson unrest: Michael Brown was shot at least six times, according to a preliminary autopsy. The death of the unarmed 18-year-old, fatally shot by a white police officer, has spurred a week of protests in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is sending National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb.
5. School abduction trial: Jury selection is set to begin today in the trial of a woman accused of abducting and sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl from a West Philadelphia school. Prosecutors say Christina Regusters took the kindergartner by posing has her mother, assaulted her and then left her at an Upper Darby playground.