BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials say an Alabama city school system has received full accreditation. News outlets report that Birmingham City Schools gained the approval from AdvancED. Superintendent Lisa Herring said during a news conference Tuesday this is the first time that Birmingham City Schools has been accredited as a system.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats is scheduled for auction next week with a minimum bid of $1 million. Auctioneer Guernsey's plans to put the house up for auction July 26 in New York City, and has set a pre-auction estimate of $1 million to $3 million. The tiny wood-framed house was going to be demolished by the city of Detroit before it was saved by Parks' niece and a Berlin-based American artist. It recently has been on display in Rhode Island.
NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who police say is HIV-positive is accused of spitting on a nurse, telling her to "taste the last kiss of death." The Tuscaloosa News cites court records that say 28-year-old Montrel Dewaun Minor was charged with felony assault with bodily fluids after spitting on the nurse while being treated at the Northport Medical Center's emergency room last month. Despite the implied threat, HIV is not transmittable through saliva.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Target will begin rolling out speedy service for thousands of products by the end of the month in New York. Rapid delivery has become the new front in retail, with every major player attempting to beat, or at least match Amazon.com in its reach. Target said Thursday that same-day delivery will start on July 31 in Hudson Valley and Kingston, and other areas like Long Island, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, next month.
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