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5 stories to follow: Aug. 18

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: Aug. 18

Taney´s #7, cneter, Tai Shanahan runs back to his teammates after hitting the ball and making it to first that allowed Zion Spearman to score the winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning to beat Southwest 7-6 and advance. Philadelphia´s Taney Little League plays against the 2014 Southwest Region Pearland East Little League on Sunday August 17, 2014 08/17/2014 ( MICHAEL BRYANT  / Staff Photographer )
Taney's #7, cneter, Tai Shanahan runs back to his teammates after hitting the ball and making it to first that allowed Zion Spearman to score the winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning to beat Southwest 7-6 and advance. Philadelphia's Taney Little League plays against the 2014 Southwest Region Pearland East Little League on Sunday August 17, 2014 08/17/2014 ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

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.

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