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stratford baby bus death: parents jailed for 11 years each


image copyrightmet policeimage caption rosalin baker and jeffrey wiltshire were acquitted of murder a "devious" couple who staged their baby's death in a "cynical charade" on a bus have been jailed for 11 years.rosalin baker, 25, and jeffrey wiltshire, 52, concocted the plan to cover up the horrific abuse of baby imani at home.the 16-week-old had 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull.at the old bailey, judge nicholas hilliard qc told the pair the child's last days must have been "terrifying, painful and bewildering".they were convicted last month of causing or allowing imani's death in september 2016, but were acquitted of murder.jurors were told wiltshire and baker attempted to hide what had happened by making it appear the baby had suddenly been taken ill on the number 25






stratford baby bus death: parents jailed for 11 years each


image copyrightmet policeimage caption rosalin baker and jeffrey wiltshire were acquitted of murder a "devious" couple who staged their baby's death in a "cynical charade" on a bus have been jailed for 11 years.rosalin baker, 25, and jeffrey wiltshire, 52, concocted the plan to cover up the horrific abuse of baby imani at home.the 16-week-old had 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull.at the old bailey, judge nicholas hilliard qc told the pair the child's last days must have been "terrifying, painful and bewildering".they were convicted last month of causing or allowing imani's death in september 2016, but were acquitted of murder.jurors were told wiltshire and baker attempted to hide what had happened by making it appear the baby had suddenly been taken ill on the number 25






stratford baby bus death: parents jailed for 11 years each


image copyrightmet policeimage caption rosalin baker and jeffrey wiltshire were acquitted of murder a "devious" couple who staged their baby's death in a "cynical charade" on a bus have been jailed for 11 years.rosalin baker, 25, and jeffrey wiltshire, 52, concocted the plan to cover up the horrific abuse of baby imani at home.the 16-week-old had 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull.at the old bailey, judge nicholas hilliard qc told the pair the child's last days must have been "terrifying, painful and bewildering".they were convicted last month of causing or allowing imani's death in september 2016, but were acquitted of murder.jurors were told wiltshire and baker attempted to hide what had happened by making it appear the baby had suddenly been taken ill on the number 25






rockets acquire chris paul from clippers in 8-player deal


houston — chris paul is heading to houston to join james harden, and the rockets will soon have two all-stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.the rockets acquired paul from the clippers in exchange for patrick beverley, lou williams, sam dekker, montrezl harrell, darrun hilliard, deandre liggins, kyle wiltjer, a protected first-round pick next year and cash considerations.the 32-year-old paul opted in for the last year of his contract so the clippers could work on a deal.the rockets acquired hilliard from detroit and liggins from dallas for cash considerations on wednesday before adding them to the deal for paul.the nine-time all-star has averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals over his 12-year career, though he has been dogged with criticism






charles oliveira vs. paul felder live round-by-round coverage


charles oliveira is one of the most skilled lightweight fighters with dangerous striking and an excellent ground game. however, he has generally fallen short against the best opponents of his career. paul felder is a tough, gritty striker who is durable and keeps coming even against more dangerous opponents. they’re fitting opponents for each other.round 1. oliveira ducks down and secures a takedown. felder gets up but oliveira pulls him back down. oliveira looks for a guillotine choke and then a d’arce choke. oliveira can’t lock in the d’arce so he gives it up. oliveira then takes the back and looks for the rear naked choke. felder throws him off and takes top position on the ground. felder lands some punches from the top until the conclusion of the round. 10-9 oliveira.round 2. oliveira






police identify pedestrian killed in hit-and-run


norwalk, conn. (ap) — police have identified a 65-year-old connecticut man who was killed in a hit-and-run.investigators said sunday that archie hilliard died after being hit friday night while walking in norwalk.officers have tracked down the vehicle believed to have hit him, but no one has been arrested. police say they are following up on “significant leads.”






rockets acquire chris paul from clippers in 8-player deal


houston — chris paul is heading to houston to join james harden, and the rockets will soon have two all-stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.in the nba's second blockbuster trade in less than a week, the rockets acquired paul from the los angeles clippers on wednesday in exchange for patrick beverley, lou williams, sam dekker, montrezl harrell, darrun hilliard, deandre liggins, kyle wiltjer, a protected first-round pick next year and cash considerations. the rockets acquired hilliard from detroit and liggins from dallas for cash considerations before adding them to the deal.both the clippers and houston will look far different next season than they did in falling short in the playoffs again just six weeks ago. the roster overhauls come five days after minnesota sen






attorney: video sheds little light on new orleans shooting


new orleans (ap) — an attorney for the family of a new orleans man shot to death by police in january says a video released wednesday doesn’t clear up whether the man had a weapon.family members of arties manning, 26, saw the video the day before the new orleans police department made it public.it is from one officer’s body-worn camera and shows a man whom police identified as manning running with something in his hand moments before the shooting, which was not recorded.“the video is of low quality and specific images are hard to make out. it remains unclear to us whether arties was even holding a weapon — we don’t think that question is answered by this video,” attorney katie schwartzmann, with the roderick and solange macarthur justice center, said in an email on behalf of the family.mos






narbonne upsets oak park in redondo tournament


on the day narbonne showed up with new adidas uniforms after the shoe company became an official team sponsor, the players went out and pulled off a 58-57 upset victory over no. 7-ranked oak park on tuesday in a quarterfinal game of the redondo tournament.narbonne was unranked in the times’ preseason rankings but that’s going to change. the gauchos have two players who started last season for verbum dei, 6-foot-4 guard jordan griffin and 6-9 center malik muhammad, and both made huge contributions.griffin scored 17 points and muhammad had 10 points and 14 rebounds. coach anthony hilliard was beaming afterward. he has a team with depth and talent.joseph escalante made three threes and had 11 points. standout guard kendal frey made a key three in the fourth quarter.“they’re excellent players






$11m jury award upheld in st. paul toyota crash that killed 3


a three-judge panel of the 8th u.s. circuit court of appeals on friday upheld the verdict against the toyota motor corp. in the case of a 2006 fatal crash in st. paul.the panel ruled unanimously in favor of koua fong lee, the st. paul man who said his toyota camry malfunctioned, leading to a crash that caused the deaths of three people and his imprisonment for vehicular homicide.in a 2015 trial, a jury found lee 40 percent at fault and toyota 60 percent at fault for the collision and awarded lee and other crash victims $11.4 million.the judges unanimously ruled friday that the evidence and testimony presented at trial gave a plausible explanation for lee's contention that his 1996 camry accelerated while he tried to apply the brakes as he exited eastbound interstate 94 at the snelling aven






woman, 37, missing in uptown on north side


chicago police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who went missing two days ago in the uptown neighborhood on the north side.kelly hilliard, 37, was last seen about 8 a.m. april 26 in the area of the 4600 block of north sheridan road, police said.she is described as white with a medium complexion, brown hair and brown eyes. she is 5-foot-3 and about 140 pounds.anyone with information can contact the area north special victims unit at 312-744-8266.






aaron pico vs. zach freeman live round-by-round coverage


aaron pico, 20, is considered a prodigy in the sport. an olympic-caliber wrestler and golden gloves boxer, he has a tremendous tool set and has drawn raves from those around him. he makes his mma debut on pay-per-view in madison square garden against an 8-2 opponent, a testament to what's hoped for from him. zach freeman has that nice record but hasn't fought against a high level of competition.round 1. pico moves in and eats a knee to the head as he closes distance. he then gets dropped by an uppercut. freeman attacks the neck with a guillotine choke that he transitions to a d'arce choke and gets the submission.winner: zach freeman, submission, round 1.that has to be a hugely disappointing setback for bellator. they invested big in aaron pico and got a tremendous amount of press for his d






aaron pico vs. zach freeman live round-by-round coverage


20-year-old aaron pico is considered a prodigy in the sport. an olympic caliber wrestler and golden gloves boxer, he has a tremendous tool set and has drawn raves from those around him. he makes his mma debut on pay-per-view in madison square garden against an 8-2 opponent, a testament to what's hoped for from him. zach freeman has that nice record but hasn't fought against a high level of competition.round 1. pico moves in and eats a knee to the head as he closes distance. he then gets dropped by an uppercut. freeman attacks the neck with a guillotine choke that he transitions to a d'arce choke and gets the submission.winner: zach freeman, submission, round 1.that has to be a hugely disappointing setback for bellator. they invested big in aaron pico and got a tremendous amount of press fo






growing wildfire in okefenokee refuge exceeds 90 sq. miles


folkston, ga. — officials say a wildfire on public lands near the georgia-florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. kilometers) as winds spread the flames through dry areas of the okefenokee swamp.a news release by the firefighting command team said the overall area of the blaze grew more than 22 percent between monday and tuesday. so far, nearly all of the burned acreage has been confined to the okefenokee national wildlife refuge in southeast georgia and the neighboring osceola national forest and john m. bethea state forest in florida.the national weather service said tuesday that winds were pushing smoke and falling ash into communities a few miles east of the okefenokee refuge including folkston, georgia, and hilliard, florida.a lightning strike started the fire






autopsy: woman arrested at casino died in jail from hanging


toledo, ohio (ap) — an autopsy shows a woman arrested at an ohio casino and later found unresponsive in jail died from complications of hanging.the coroner’s office in toledo released the findings tuesday in the death of 43-year-old lisa mccray of hilliard near columbus.police say mccray was highly intoxicated at hollywood casino toledo on thursday where she arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.a sheriff’s official says mccray was at the jail less than four hours and had been checked on 30 minutes before she was found unresponsive in a holding cell early friday.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the sheriff’s department says her injury was self-inflicted and that she died the next day.sheriff john tharp says the jail’s officers had been properly monitoring mccray






man accused of vandalizing mosque pleads guilty to charges


columbus, ohio — a man accused of writing anti-muslim comments on an ohio mosque has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of desecrating a place of worship and misdemeanor charges of ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief.court records show todd williams pleaded guilty tuesday in columbus.the 44-year-old hilliard man was charged in the vandalism in february at the ahlul-bayt society islamic center in suburban columbus. prosecutors say security video showed williams writing comments including "allah is a fraud dum dums" on the mosque's glass doors.williams told wbns-tv at the time of his arrest his actions weren't driven by hate. he said he wanted "to turn them to the true god."williams is scheduled for sentencing nov. 20. his attorney hasn't returned a message seeking comment.






growing wildfire in okefenokee refuge exceeds 90 sq. miles


folkston, ga. (ap) — officials say a wildfire on public lands near the georgia-florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. kilometers) as winds spread the flames through dry areas of the okefenokee swamp.a news release by the firefighting command team said the overall area of the blaze grew more than 22 percent between monday and tuesday. so far, nearly all of the burned acreage has been confined to the okefenokee national wildlife refuge in southeast georgia and the neighboring osceola national forest and john m. bethea state forest in florida.the national weather service said tuesday that winds were pushing smoke and falling ash into communities a few miles east of the okefenokee refuge including folkston, georgia, and hilliard, florida.a lightning strike started the






first non-white judge at top uk court used to be mistaken for defendants


anuja ravindra dhir, the first non-white circuit judge at the old bailey, says "she was often mistaken for a witness or defendant when she started working as a lawyer" in the 1980s. the 49-year-old said at first, most clients did not want to be represented by a young asian scottish female. she also said that, when she wanted to go to university in the 1970s, she was told to be a hairdresser instead. ... judge dhir said she once had to produce her wig and gown before security allowed her into court. "i got used to turning up at courts and people saying to me 'witness? - no - defendant? - no' and looking rather surprised when i said i was the advocate," she said. now the youngest central criminal court justice, she talks of the "incredible changes" over the last 30 years. "there is one glass






first non-white judge at top uk court used to be mistaken for defendants / boing


the 49-year-old said at first, most clients did not want to be represented by a young asian scottish female. she also said that, when she wanted to go to university in the 1970s, she was told to be a hairdresser instead. ... judge dhir said she once had to produce her wig and gown before security allowed her into court. "i got used to turning up at courts and people saying to me 'witness? - no - defendant? - no' and looking rather surprised when i said i was the advocate," she said. now the youngest central criminal court justice, she talks of the "incredible changes" over the last 30 years. "there is one glass ceiling that's in our minds, that's what we think we can achieve so perhaps we impose our glass ceiling and that has happened to me several times." the old bailey houses 15 judges,






local boy is honorary bat kid for the chicago cubs


recently 7-year-old tony arce of gurnee, il had a blast at the chicago cubs game as an advocate health care honorary bat kid. tony is a huge cubs fan and was excited to hang out in the dugout, be on the field and meet a few of the players. watching the game and seeing his favorites, rizzo, bryant and baez, made quite a memory for he and his family.tony was born premature at advocate condell medical center and was later diagnosed with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (amc) a rare disease affecting 1 in 3,000 each year. amc causes tony's joints to flex and lock in a bent position, severely restricting movement. because he cannot move well or inhale deeply, a minor cough often turns into pneumonia. he spends a great deal of time in the hospital for surgeries to straighten his joints, and to






supreme court weighs case of mexican boy slain across border


washington — sixty feet and the u.s-mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old mexican boy and the u.s. border patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a june evening in 2010.u.s. officials chose not to prosecute agent jesus mesa jr. and the obama administration refused a request to extradite him so that he could face criminal charges in mexico. when the parents of sergio adrian hernandez guereca tried to sue mesa in an american court for violating their son's rights, federal judges dismissed their claims.the supreme court on tuesday is hearing the parents' appeal, which their lawyers say is their last hope for some measure of justice.the legal issues are different, but the supreme court case resembles the court battle over president donald trump's ban on trave






supreme court weighs case of mexican boy slain across border


washington (ap) — sixty feet and the u.s-mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old mexican boy and the u.s. border patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a june evening in 2010.u.s. officials chose not to prosecute agent jesus mesa jr. and the obama administration refused a request to extradite him so that he could face criminal charges in mexico. when the parents of sergio adrian hernandez guereca tried to sue mesa in an american court for violating their son’s rights, federal judges dismissed their claims.the supreme court on tuesday is hearing the parents’ appeal, which their lawyers say is their last hope for some measure of justice.the legal issues are different, but the supreme court case resembles the court battle over president donald trump’s ban on






lando vannata vs. david teymur live round-by-round coverage


lando vannata has generated a lot of interest in short order. first, the now 24-year-old took a fight with top contender tony ferguson on short notice and gave ferguson everything he could handle before falling to a d'arce choke. then, he knocked out john makdessi with a beautiful wheel kick in his next fight, putting the rest of the division on notice. david teymur is a 5-1 swedish fighter with ko/tko wins in both of his ufc fights. round 1. vannata is moving forward but teymur seems confident in his defense. vannata hurts teymur with punches and looks to finish but teymur survives. teymur comes back with some hard punches of his own a little bit later and forces vannata to back off. vannata lands a hard spinning back kick to the body while missing with a couple other wild kicks. teymur l






on anniversary of fappening hacker charges, sad jerks post more nude photos


image: evan agostini/invision/apexactly one year ago today ryan collins—one of the hackers involved in the celebrity icloud nude photo leaks known as “the fappening”—was charged with violating the computer fraud and abuse act. today, more alleged intimate photos of actresses are being circulated online, and this time emma watson and amanda seyfried are among the targets.advertisementas was the case with the first of these mass leaks in 2014, 4chan has been a primary vehicle for disseminating links to the photo sets. a spokesperson for watson confirmed to the daily mail that several non-nude photos from a clothes fitting were stolen from the actress, but denied nude photos had been taken. nude photos posted on 4chan alongside those of watson trying on clothes do not show the woman’s face or






on anniversary of fappening hacker charges, sad jerks post more nude photos


image: evan agostini/invision/apexactly one year ago today ryan collins—one of the hackers involved in the celebrity icloud nude photo leaks known as “the fappening”—was charged with violating the computer fraud and abuse act. today, more alleged intimate photos of actresses are being circulated online, and this time emma watson and amanda seyfried are among the targets.advertisementas was the case with the first of these mass leaks in 2014, 4chan has been a primary vehicle for disseminating links to the photo sets. a spokesperson for watson confirmed to the daily mail that several non-nude photos from a clothes fitting were stolen from the actress, but denied nude photos had been taken. nude photos posted on 4chan alongside those of watson trying on clothes do not show the woman’s face or






optical nanofiber can 'hear' bacteria swim, cancer cells move


at the macroscopic level that’s familiar to us, birds chirp, whales sing and we talk. but at the microscopic level, our cells pulsate, bacteria swim and pressure waves ripple on a scale we can’t reach.uc san diego engineers have developed a tool to access that realm: an optical nanofiber that deforms in response to ultra-minute forces, sending patterns of light detectable by a microscope.with this device, subtle motions of cells associated with biological processes, said donald sirbuly, a ucsd nanoengineering professor who led the study that created the instrument. these potentially include motions pertaining to cancer and stem cell development.just 100 times thinner than a human hair, this nanofiber can detect the force exerted by swimming helicobacter pylori, a sometimes-resident of stom






trump stops at suburban houston church – the mercury news


houston (ap) — the latest on harvey and the storm’s aftermath (all times local):3:20 p.m.president donald trump has made a quick pit stop near a church in suburban houston to speak with residents affected by harvey and its flooding.trump on saturday chatted with people who told him that the now-dry streets had recently been covered with water.the president said: “these are people that have done a fantastic job of getting things together.”he then pulled a man wearing a red “trump” t-shirt in front of photographers, telling him, “look at this guy. you just became famous.”one man joked that he thought he’d see noah’s ark coming down his once-flooded streets.as trump prepared to depart he said: “good luck everybody” and “good stuff.”___1:40 p.m.houston’s school superintendent says 10,000 to 12






citizenship ceremony stresses the importance of immigrants and inclusion – the d


after renouncing ties to their home countries and giving a commitment to their new one, the 26 people grouped in front of the middle school gym held hands over their hearts and recited the pledge of allegiance as newly minted citizens of the united states of america. a crowd of family and friends applauded and cheered.the anti-refugee and anti-immigrant rhetoric that has been stoked across the nation — as president donald trump instituted a travel ban, which a judge has temporarily halted, and announced plans to build a wall — was left outside the dunn elementary gym in fort collins, which hosted the citizenship ceremony friday. instead, the mood was ceremonious.but its existence still cast a shadow as a bipartisan group of politicians either in attendance themselves or through surrogates






mayfield throws 4 tds as no. 2 oklahoma tops tulane 56-14


norman, okla. — baker mayfield passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, and no. 2 oklahoma followed its impressive victory at ohio state with a 56-14 win over tulane on saturday.oklahoma receiver ceedee lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns before he was ejected for targeting on a block in the second quarter. marquise brown had career highs of six catches for 155 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter for the sooners (3-0).the sooners and green wave were tied at 14 in the second quarter before oklahoma's parnell motley returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown to turn the momentum for good. oklahoma extended its nation-leading win streak to 13 games.tulane (1-2) scored on its first two drives and never scored again. dontrell hilliard ra






more teams to extend netting after girl hit by ball at twins-yankees game


new york — it might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a new york yankees game.in the hours after the girl was struck in the face by the 105-mph screamer, the game's commissioner vowed to push harder for all teams to extend protective netting to the end of the dugouts and the cincinnati reds and san diego padres committed to do just that by next year. a u.s. senator urged the commissioner to "put the safety of your fans first" and extend nets at all ballparks.several legal observers of baseball, which has long been shielded from lawsuits over fan injuries, saw it as a potential game changer."america's pastime is breaking america's heart. that little girl, that's everyone's daughter," said lawyer bob hilliard, who represents fans






the latest: 10k-12k houston students displaced from schools


houston — the latest on harvey and the storm's aftermath (all times local):1:40 p.m.houston's school superintendent says 10,000 to 12,000 students whose schools were damaged by harvey will have to attend classes elsewhere once school resumes on sept. 11.richard carranza, superintendent of the houston independent school district, toured the damaged a. g. hilliard elementary school on saturday along with the school board president and other officials.he says the district has assessed 245 schools since the storm and still has to look at about 40 more. he says about 115 of the schools that have been examined can be cleaned and ready to go on time. he says 75 schools suffered major or extensive damage and won't be ready to reopen for months.carranza says the damage was spread out equally throug






sadistic killer jason marshall jailed for 39 years


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionwebcam footage captures killer jason marshall with his victimsadistic killer jason marshall, who was filmed murdering a man during a bondage sex session, has been jailed for 39 years.marshall, 28, posed as an mi5 agent before torturing and smothering 58-year-old peter fasoli to death in his home in northolt, west london.following the january 2013 attack, he set fire to the bungalow. mr fasoli's death was thought to be a result of the fire until recordings of the murder were found on his computer.man 'murdered by fantasist in sex game''bondage killer' murdered man in italy'pc fantasist' guilty of sex game murdermarshall was sentenced to life with a minimum of 39 years at the old bailey.he tortured his victim for "sexual gratification"






patrick mccaw gaining needed experience in kevin durant's absence


oakland — kevin durant’s extended absence has exposed some potential warrior pitfalls. his return is vital for a title push. but positives can still emerge from adverse situations. for golden state, the forceful shove of patrick mccaw into a prominent role could prove valuable down the line.mccaw has gone from the fringe of the rotation to a 25-minute per night guy, starting seven of the eight games durant has missed. the results have been mixed.mccaw hit three 3s and had seven rebounds in the win at atlanta. he delivered three assists and played solid defense against the magic. but he’s scored in single-digits in seven of the eight games, missed all 12 of his shots in san antonio and, at times, has looked timid on the bigger stage.“he’s figuring it out,” steve kerr said.mccaw can already






$11m jury award upheld in st. paul toyota crash that killed 3


a three-judge panel of the 8th u.s. circuit court of appeals has unanimously upheld the verdict in favor of koua fong lee, the st. paul man who sued the toyota corp. after he lost control of his toyota camry in 2006, resulting in the deaths of three people and his imprisonment.in a 2015 trial, a jury found lee 40 percent at fault and toyota 60 percent at fault for the collision and awarded lee and other crash victims $11.4 million.the panel concluded that the evidence and testimony presented at trial gave a plausible explanation for lee’s contention that his 1996 camry accelerated while he tried to apply the brakes as he exited eastbound interstate 94 at the snelling avenue exit. the camry rear-ended a 1995 oldsmobile ciera, killing the ciera’s driver and his son, and injuring the driver’s






stratford baby bus death: parents guilty of causing child's death


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captioncctv from the bus and the 999 call show passengers trying to save imanithe parents who disguised the death of their baby by pretending she had died on a london bus have been convicted of causing or allowing her death.rosalin baker, 25, and jeffrey wiltshire, 52, had denied murdering 16-week-old imani in september 2016.the child was found to have multiple injuries including 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull.the pair were acquitted of murder but were told by judge nicholas hilliard to expect a "substantial sentence".the old bailey heard other passengers on the number 25 bus in stratford tried to help resuscitate imani after baker claimed her baby had suddenly become ill during the journey.a witness told the jury bake






stratford baby bus death: parents guilty of causing child's death


image copyrightmet policeimage caption rosalin baker and jeffrey wiltshire were acquitted of murder the parents who disguised the death of their baby by pretending she had died on a london bus have been convicted of causing or allowing her death.rosalin baker, 25, and jeffrey wiltshire, 52, had denied murdering 16-week-old imani in september 2016.the child was found to have multiple injuries including 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull.the pair were acquitted of murder but were told by judge nicholas hilliard to expect a "substantial sentence".the old bailey heard other passengers on the number 25 bus in stratford tried to help save the baby after baker claimed she had suddenly become ill.wiltshire, of newham, east london, was filmed by on-board cctv kissing baker and giv






report: plunge in students seeking high school equivalency diplomas


numbers of adult students seeking high school equivalency diplomas have plunged more than 30 percent on long island and 40 percent statewide in recent years, according to a nonprofit group’s report that warns the drop-off could mean fewer workers are prepared for a challenging job market.experts on adult education attributed the decrease largely to more rigorous testing, based on common core academic standards, that has been required in recent years for adults seeking equivalency diplomas.most popularsuch credentials generally are available to students, ages 18 and up, once they drop out of regular high schools. equivalency testing is free for students in new york.the report by the center for an urban future, released thursday, found that the number of adult students in nassau and suffolk