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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - August 14, 2015, Alamogordo, New Mexico2 of news a am0g0rd0 daily news. Friday August 14 2015 Chin blasts death toll rises to 50 More than 700 people were injured and dozens were reported As missing my Han Guan the associated press smoke Billows out from the site of an explosion that reduced a parking lot filled with new car to charred remains at a warehouse thursday in northeastern China s Tianjin municipality. By Christopher Bodeen the associated Preu Tianjin China a the death toll from the fiery explosions at a warehouse of hazardous chemicals climbed thursday to 50, and the chinese government sent experts to the shattered and soldering port to assess any environmental dangers from the spectacular blasts. More than 700 people were injured and dozens were reported missing in the explosions shortly before Midnight wednesday that demolished a workers dormitory tossed shipping containers As if they were toy blocks and turned a Fleet of 1,000 new cars into scorched Metal husks. Windows were shattered for Miles around by the shockwave. There was no indication of what caused the disaster in one of China a busiest ports and authorities tried to keep a tight rein Over information by keeping reporters Well away from the site. Social Media users complained their posts about it were deleted. More than 1,000 firefighters were sent to the mostly Industrial zone in Tianjin a petrochemical processing Hub about 75 Miles East of Beijing. Tianjin is the 10th largest port in the world by Container volume according to the world shipping Council and the seventh biggest in China. It handles vast amounts of Metal Ore Coal steel cars and crude Oil. Ships carrying Oil and a hazardous products Quot were barred from the port thursday. The Tianjin maritime safety administration said on its official Micro blog. It also said vessels were not allowed to enter the Central port zone which is near the blast site. The municipal government. Which gave the death toll of at least 50, said 701 people were injured including 71 in serious condition. The Tianjin port group co. Said dozens of its employees were unaccounted for and a search is under Way. Some migrant workers at the port May not be documented. Authorities said the blasts started at the warehouse owned by Yuihai logistics. A company that says it stores hazardous materials including flammable petrochemicals sodium cyanide and toluene Dies Cyanate. An initial explosion apparently triggered an even bigger one. The National earthquake Bureau said the first blast was the equivalent of 3 tons of int and the second 21 tons. The enormous fireballs from the blasts rolled through a nearby parking lot turning a Fleet of 1,000 new cars into scorched Metal husks. Zhang Siyu who lives several Kilometres Miles from the blast site said she ran from her Home without her shoes because she initially thought it was an earthquake. A Only once 1 was outside did i realize it was an explosion. There was the huge fireball in the sky with thick Clouds. Everybody could see it Quot she said. Zhang said she could see wounded people weeping. She said she did not see anyone who had been killed but a i could feel state Media said senior management of the company had been detained and that president Xijin Ping demanded severe punishment for anyone found responsible for the explosions. There was no immediate sign of any toxic Cloud in the air As firefighters brought the fire largely under control by morning. However the Tianjin government suspended fur ther firefighting to allow the team of experts to Survey hazardous materials at the site assess dangers to the environment and decide How Best to proceed. In a sign of sensitivity Over the hazardous materials stored at the warehouse state broadcaster a ctr went live to a news conference in Tianjin when the head of the municipality a environmental Protection Bureau chief Wen we Rui was speaking. He said there had been no apparent Impact on air monitoring stations but that water samples were still being examined. When a reporter asked him whether the chemicals at the warehouse had been stored far enough away from residences and Wen seemed at a loss for a response the broadcaster suddenly Cut away Only to return to it later. Police kept journalists and bystanders away with a cordon about about a mile from the site. On China a popular we ibo Micro blogging platform some users said their posts about the blasts were deleted and the number of sear Chable posts on the disaster fluctuated in a sign that authorities were manipulating or placing limits on the number of posts. Pm Otero the associated press affordable care act navigators hold an enrolment event on feb. 12at the fort Worth Public Library in fort Worth. Texas. Health Law sign ups keep growing uninsured rate Falls by Ricardo Alonso Zaldivar the associated press Washington a nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under president Barack Obama a Law even after the official enrolment season ended helping push the share of uninsured americans below 10 percent and underscoring How hard it could be for republicans to dismantle the program. The health and human sen ices department said thursday that 943,934 new customers have signed up since open enrolment ended on feb. 22. Benefiting from a special enrolment periods keyed to life changes and other circumstances. Its a flexible feature also common to the coverage people get through their jobs. The sign up opportunities Are available year round through healthcare gov and state run insurance markets. The steadily growing number of americans with coverage under the five year old Law could make it More difficult for republicans to repeal a Obama care Quot even if they win the White House and keep control of Congress in next years elections. Several of the gop presidential candidates have insisted they would scrap the Law but they would face the Prospect of stripping millions of their insurance. Republican lawmakers also talk of replacing the affordable care act but the gop has yet to rally behind an alternative. Thursdays latest numbers Are the first since the supreme court upheld health insurance subsidies in All 50 states turning Back a Challenge from the Laws opponents that would have undermined coverage across much of the country. The new figures through june 30, Are preliminary and come with a couple of caveats. The final tally could be higher because has counted Only the 37 states using the healthcare gov website. Or it could dip lower because the initial numbers did not winnow out customers who failed to Seal the Deal by paying their first months Premium. That final count takes longer. Nonetheless healthcare gov ceo Kevin count Han said the results Are a further evidence that the health insurance marketplace is working for americans fam earlier this week two separate reports documented Progress on increasing insurance coverage in 2015, As the health care Laws second year of expanded coverage coincided with a steadily improving Economy. However a third study raised questions about future affordability. Two surveys documented the growing number of americans with insurance the governments National health interview Survey found that 7 million fewer people were uninsured in the first three months of this year when compared to the average for All of 2014. The uninsured rate stood at 9.2 percent. Notably there was an increase in the share of children covered by private plans reversing a 14-year trend of declining private coverage for kids. A a Large Independent Survey called the Gallup health ways Well being Index found a statistically significant drop in the uninsured rate for most states since the Laws big coverage push began at the end of 2013. States that embraced the medicaid expansion saw bigger declines. Truck bomb targeting shill is kills 67 al Baghdad Market by Vivian Salama and Sinan Salaheddin the associated press Baghdad in one of the deadliest single attacks in postwar Baghdad a truck bomb shattered a popular fruit and vegetable Market in a teeming shiite neighbourhood thursday killing 67 people and wounding More than 150 others. Militants from the self described islamic state claimed responsibility for the bombing that incinerated much of the Jameela Market in the District of Sadr City. The dead and wounded were carried away in blood soaked blankets and garbage bags amid the charred and twisted stalls and spilled produce. The sunni extremist group which holds about a third of Iraq and neighbouring Syria said it targeted a gathering place for shiites and vowed More attacks. It often attacks military checkpoints or predominantly shiite areas with the goal of undermining Confidence in the governments Security efforts. When it launched its major onslaught across Northern Iraq last year the islamic state group vowed to continue on to Baghdad hut a mobilization of Volunteer shiite fighters deterred any significant attacks on the capital at that time. For the past two weeks thousands of iraqis have staged protests calling on the government to take a firm stance against corruption and reckless spending. Many see the corruption in the Security forces As a major cause for its failures. This week the government approved a Reform plan by prime minister Haider al Abadi that includes taking some Money that was to go to individual officials and redirecting it to strengthening the Interior and defense ministries. Karim Kadi the associated press civilians gather at the scene of a bomb attack thursday in Jameela Market in the iraqi capital s crowded Sadr City neighbourhood in Baghdad. While attacks Are common in Baghdad thursdays was the deadliest single bombing in the capital since the height of iraqis sectarian bloodletting in 2006-07. More than 200 people were killed in a 2006 attack by a series of car bombs and mortar rounds that struck Sadr City. That prompted the government to implement a 24-hour curfew in Baghdad that remained in effect on and off until earlier this year when al Abadi lifted it to try to return some semblance of Normal life in the capital. In another major attack in Sadr City in 2013, two suicide bombers hit a Cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning families killing 72 people. Another 20 people were killed elsewhere in Iraq that Day. In thursdays attack police said the attackers put the explosives in a refrigeration truck so that it fit in with other vehicles delivering supplies to the Market the main Center for produce and food sales in Baghdad. The bomb was detonated shortly after Dawn. Hassan Hamid said he was driving his minibus near the area when the Force of the blast threw his vehicle about 10 meters 30 feet away and onto the sidewalk. A this is the strongest explosion in be Ever seen in my life a said the 37-year-old father of three speaking from his Hospital bed where he was treated for shrapnel wounds. A i saw some cars were thrown into the sky and a fire erupted All Over the ambulances and private cars ferried the wounded to hospitals. Long after the explosion emergency vehicles remained at the scene where firefighters doused the soldering ruins. Two police officers and four Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures of 67 dead and 152 wounded. All spoke on condition of anonymity Beca ust they were not authorized to talk to the Media. The Market is especially crowded on thursdays because shoppers from other provinces Stock up on food for the weekend one of the officers said. 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