ONE DEAD, SEVERAL MISSING FOLLOWING HUMAN SMUGGLING ATTEMPT AT SEA
Several people are still missing. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
ONE PERSON KILLED, ONE HURT AFTER LAMBORGHINI CRASHES AND BURSTS INTO FLAMES
The impact of the crash set the car on fire and left it nearly disintegrated. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
FAMILY OF NINE DISPLACED AFTER FIRE DESTROYS HOME AND RV IN EL CAJON
The family was forced to escape their home after a fire ripped through their El Cajon property. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
DAY 2 OF BREEDERS’ CUP IN SAN DIEGO
NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports from the Del Mar Racetrack, where the second day of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup will bring high-stakes horse racing, and high fashion to the seaside venue.
NEIGHBORS DEVASTATED AFTER TWO CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE
The condo fire happened in Rancho Bernardo. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Thousands of San Diegans came out on Sunday to Balboa Park to help raise money to end breast cancer. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo shares their stories.
MIRAMAR AIR SHOW HONORS VIETNAM VETERANS
A mobile memorial wall paid tribute to service members who lost their lives in Vietnam. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
CONSTRUCTION CLOSES THE NATION’S BUSIEST BORDER CROSSING
NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports on the weekend border closure from San Ysidro and the effect it could have on traffic and businesses.
HOMELESS MAN ATTACKED WITH SKATEBOARD NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE
Police are looking for the man who used a skateboard to brutally beat a man in a North Park alley. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
TRIATHLETE PREPARES FOR IRONMAN WHILE BATTLING CANCER
NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo shares the story of a Carlsbad man battling cancer, and preparing to compete in the IRONMAN World Championship.
RED CROSS, COAST GUARD, SAN DIEGO FIRE DEPARTMENT HELP WITH HURRICANE RELIEF
Several San Diego based relief workers are on their way to the Gulf Coast to help with the Hurricane Harvey Relief effort. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
SAN DIEGANS PEDAL ACROSS CORONADO BRIDGE IN ‘BIKE THE BAY’ EVENT
NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports the latest on the 10th annual ‘Bike the Bay’ event.
LATINOS EXPRESS OUTRAGE AFTER TRUMP PARDONS ARPAIO
President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of contempt of court, for his aggressive campaign to arrest undocumented immigrants. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
23-YEAR-OLD MAN KILLED IN SAN CARLOS
The victim was shot several times in the street near his family’s home. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
INJURED OLYMPIAN MAKES GOOD ON VOW TO WALK AT WEDDING
Paralyzed in a backflip accident, two-time Olympian Jamie Nieto made good on a vow to walk to his bride at their wedding. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
ONE PERSON KILLED IN FIERY WRONG WAY CRASH IN LOGAN HEIGHTS
The California Highway Patrol said a car collided head-on with a tow truck on northbound Interstate 5 in Logan Heights. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
“DEVASTATED:” WOMAN FINDS HOME IN FLAMES AFTER BIZARRE ROAD RAGE INCIDENT
A Lakeside family is devastated after flames tore through a nearby business and spread to their home following a bizarre road rage incident. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
“IT WAS LOOKING GRIM”: SAN DIEGO FAMILY RECOUNTS HARROWING HIKE ON BAJA’S HIGHEST PEAK
Morgan Fox and his two daughter got stranded on a challenging trail known as Picacho Del Diablo. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY PEDESTRIAN, SHOT AND KILLED IN LOGAN HEIGHTS
Police are searching for the gunman who killed a 34 year old man in Logan Heights. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
SAN DIEGO MILITARY FAMILIES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JUNE
The San Diego Armed Services YMCA in Tierrasanta hosted its annual “Christmas You Missed,” event. It recreates Christmas for local military families, who were separated by deployment during the holidays. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
COPS TRY TO PUNCH OUT RACISM, VIOLENCE AND MISTRUST OF POLICE
Law enforcement officers from around San Diego County put on boxing gloves and punched heavy bags for a special cause. The local non-profit, ABC Youth Foundation is in the middle of their fundraiser called, “1,000,000 Punches From the Heart.” NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
94-YEAR-OLD MARATHON RUNNER SETS RECORD IN SAN DIEGO
Hariette Thompson, a two-time cancer survivor is the oldest woman to finish a half-marathon at the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
CATTLE DRIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports from an odd sight – at least to San Diegans – a cattle drive through downtown.
CAMPERS, FULL-TIME RV RESIDENTS AWAIT NEXT MOVE AT GATE FIRE EVACUATION SHELTER SITE
The Red Cross set up an overnight shelter at Otay Ranch High School for evacuated campers and residents of Dulzura. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
NEW MOMS GET SPECIAL DELIVERY ON MOTHER’S DAY AT SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL
The moms received a special Mother’s Day bouquet from the landscapers at the hospital. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
TORREY PINES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT KILLED BY POLICE, WAS HOLDING BB GUN
A 15 year old Torrey Pines High School student who was shot and killed by San Diego Police officers, pulled out a BB gun and allegedly pointed it at officers. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
POLICE SHOOT AND KILL TEENAGER IN HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT
San Diego Police officers shot and killed a 15-year-old boy in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School after the teenager allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband, and pointed it at officers. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
SURFERS AT SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH WON’T LET SHARK ATTACK DETER THEM FROM SURFING
A woman was attacked at San Onofre State Beach on Saturday night. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
VIDEO SHOWS 2 MEN RUNNING AWAY FROM DEADLY SHOOTING
One man is dead, and another is being treated after a shooting in City Heights. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo obtained exclusive video that appears to show the suspected shooters running from the scene.
GRAND JULY CALLS SAN DIEGO’S TRASH CANS A MESS
The San Diego Grand Jury declares the city’s trash bins are a “mess” that break far too easily and cost a lot of money to replace. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo explains why some homeowners are getting their cans replaced for free, while everyone else has to pay.
ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION NEAR ESCONDIDO LITTLE LEAGUE FIELDS
The attempted kidnapping happened at Kit Carson Park on Saturday morning. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
SAN DIEGANS MARCH TO END HOMELESSNESS
San Diegans marched through downtown, advocating for solutions to the city’s homeless issue. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
SAN DIEGO COMPANY DEVELOPING AUTONOMOUS DRONES FOR THE PENTAGON
Autonomous drones are set to revolutionize the future of warfare, and some of the most advanced intelligence systems are being developed in San Diego. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
PURSUIT SUSPECT AT LARGE AFTER CRASHING INTO A POWAY HOME, AND RUNNING FROM THE SCENE
The chase started after 3 a.m. when the Highway Patrol tried to pull over the SUV on Interstate 8. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo spoke to the homeowner who was woken by an SUV smashing into his house.
CHULA VISTA TRAINING CENTER CELEBRATES OWNERSHIP CHANGE
The U.S. Olympic Training Center has transferred ownership, and now the facility will be known as the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
EL CAJON NONPROFIT HELPS REFUGEE CHILDREN THROUGH SOCCER
San Diego is the top county in California for taking in refugees. YALLA uses soccer and tutoring to help refugee children assimilate. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
ACTOR GARY SINISE PUTS ON FESTIVAL TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR SAN DIEGO MILITARY
Gary Sinise, a longtime supporter of U.S. military veterans, visited San Diego to put on a show with his band, The Lt. Dan Band. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
FAMILY APPREHENSIONS AT THE SAN DIEGO-MEXICO BORDER UP 300%: CBP
A new report shows that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in San Diego are detaining more families at the U.S.-Mexico border. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
CONGRESSMAN DARRELL ISSA PROPOSES PLAN TO REPLACE AFFORDABLE ACT
Congressman Darrell Issa is one of the first Republicans to propose a plan for Obamacare. He calls his plan “The Access to Insurance for All Americans Act.” NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
AFTERMATH OF STORMS: DAMAGE, FLOODING, ROAD CLOSURES
A powerful winter storm slammed San Diego County, including the South Bay where many trees were knocked down, damaging cars and causing power outages. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
CHARITY BREAKS GROUND ON ADAPTIVE HOME FOR MARINE VETERAN
Retired Marine Private First Class Issac Blunt is getting a custom home with adaptive features to accommodate his disabilities from injuries he suffered in Afghanistan. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo has more.
CHICANO LEADER AND MUSICIAN RAMON “CHUNKY” SANCHEZ DIES
A longtime resident of San Diego, Chunky Sanchez wrote the song “Chicano Park Samba” for San Diego’s well-known Chicano Park. NBC 7’s Ramon Galindo reports.
THE 1% SUPERSTAR DOMINATION OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
The Occupy movement helped expose the massive wealth gap between the one percent and the 99 percent. Since the Great Recession, inequality in the U.S. has only worsened. But there is a place where the difference between the haves and the have-nots is even larger: The music industry.
PORN FIGHTS ONLINE PIRACY
Big banks have taken on the new role of morality police. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that Chase Bank has shut down the bank accounts of hundreds of adult entertainers. This latest financial hurdle isn’t the only challenge porn performers face when trying to make a buck. The adult industry is trying to team up to fight against porn piracy.
COMPTON RESIDENTS NOT TOLD ABOUT AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was operating an aerial surveillance program over the city of Compton, but never notified the public. The department used high-powered surveillance cameras attached to a small civilian aircraft to monitor Compton’s streets. The experimental monitoring program was uncovered by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
EMBATTLED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE KILL THREE IN FIVE WEEKS
The Albuquerque Police Department is facing scrutiny once again after shooting and killing a 19-year-old woman. Police said Mary Hawkes was suspected of stealing a vehicle and pointed a gun at an officer when she was confronted. Hawkes is the third person in just over a month to have been killed by Albuquerque police, and the first since the Department of Justice released a report chastising the department for its use of force and a high number of civilian deaths.
WEST, TX FAR FROM RECOVERY ONE YEAR AFTER DEADLY EXPLOSION
On April 17, 2013, 15 people were killed, and more than 200 were injured when a fertilizer plant explosion, rocked the tiny town of West, TX. The blast destroyed hundreds of homes, causing $100 million in damage, making it one of the costliest chemical disasters in U.S. history. A year after the tragedy, the city is still a long way from recovery. RT was among the first news agencies on the scene.
RENTS AND HOMELESS POPULATION ON THE RISE IN SILICON VALLEY
Housing prices in Silicon Valley have skyrocketed, putting the squeeze on middle and low income workers. The average price of a single-family home is now $1 million. Alongside the cost of living increase, the amount of homeless individuals has also grown, with Silicon Valley now having the fifth largest homeless population in the country. Many area residents place the blame on the rapidly expanding tech industry that is flush with cash, but tech workers are pushing back.
ALBUQUERQUE POLICE ROUTINELY USE EXCESSIVE FORCE – DOJ
The Albuquerque Police Department in the state of New Mexico has repeatedly used excessive force and violated citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights, according to a report by the Department of Justice. There have long been allegations against the city’s police department regarding use of excessive force and police brutality, but the issue became a national story after video surfaced online of police shooting and killing a camping homeless man. The video sparked protests and clashes with police, and prompted the DOJ to take a closer look into the department.
PENTAGON PAPERS’ ELLSBERG CALLS FOR MORE GOVERNMENT WHISTLEBLOWERS
Prominent whistleblowers gathered at the University of Southern California to criticize the Obama administration’s crackdown on government whistleblowers. Speaking alongside Daniel Ellsberg, the man behind the Pentagon Papers, were National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack, attorney for former government contractor Edward Snowden. Ellsberg and Drake were both charged under the Espionage Act for leaking classified information, similar to the charges that Snowden now faces. Speaking on topics ranging from the current crackdown on whistleblowing to the post 9/11 expansion of governmental power, the panelists offered stark warnings to the audience.
AFGHAN CHILDREN OF WAR
As Western forces prepare to pull out of Afghanistan, thousands of innocent child victims remain. According to the U.N., 561 children were killed in Afghanistan’s war in 2013. Nearly 1,200 were wounded. One Afghan girl who had her arm blown off by a Taliban grenade recently underwent life changing surgery in the U.S.
FORT HOOD SHOOTER WAS ON ANTI-DEPRESSION MEDICATION
Mental illness may have played a significant role in the April 2 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, early reports are suggesting. Ivan Lopez killed three soldiers and then himself at the same base that experienced a mass shooting that took the lives of 13 individuals in 2009. An Iraq war veteran, Lopez was being treated for depression and anxiety, common psychological problems among veterans. Investigators are looking into whether posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have also played a role, and whether there were potential warning signs leading up to the shooting.
POLICE VIOLENCE SPARKS PROTEST IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Riot police clashed with protestors in Albuquerque, N.M. who were angry over police violence. In response to the March 16 shooting and killing of a homeless man, the protests started peacefully but later became violent as night came. Heavily armed riot police using tear gas and batons forcefully ended the protests.
POLICE TRACKING DRIVERS EVERYWHERE
In Los Angeles, every car on the road is under investigation. That’s the argument made by the LAPD in its legal battle with privacy advocates. The ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued police agencies, trying to find out if technologies like license plate readers, are being used to violate our rights.
AMERICANS MORE LIKELY TO BE KILLED BY POLICE THAN TERRORISTS
Police spending in the US now comes in at $100 billion annually, even though crime has been trending downwards. While police forces continue to advocate for increased spending, critics say that the drop in crime cannot be directly attributed to more funding and the “militarization” of local police forces. Critics also point out that it is now more likely for an American citizen to be killed by police than by a terrorist. In 2012, 410 Americans were killed by police, while 10 were killed by terrorism.
ATF SEIZES CUSTOMER RECORDS IN CALIFORNIA RAID
A customer list containing the names of over 5,000 people was seized in a San Diego, Calif. gun store in a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). The store sells gun parts that can be used to assemble an AR-15 rifle. The owner of Ares Armor initially refused to turn over customer records, citing privacy concerns, which prompted the raid.
LATINO POPULATION GROWS, BUT THEIR POLITICAL POWER DOESN’T
Latinos will make up 39 percent of California’s population this month, but many feel that their demographic power has not translated into political power. Although their population is growing, Latinos remain underrepresented in government, and main concerns to the community, such as immigration reform, are still being ignored. Deportations have even surged while the “Deporter-in-Chief” Barack Obama has been in office.
DETAINED IMMIGRANTS ON HUNGER STRIKE DESPITE THREATS OF FORCE FEEDING
Immigration detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. are on hunger strike. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say about 130 of approximately 1,300 detainees have refused food since Friday, though up to 750 detainees participated at one point. The immigrants housed at the facility are facing deportation, and are protesting ongoing deportations and inhumane conditions at the for-profit center. Officials say the detainees could be force-fed if they continue refusing food.
SNOWDEN DEFENDS PRIVACY AT SXSW
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke to South By Southwest conference attendees via satellite from Russia. SXSW is the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas. Snowden focused mostly on the importance of encryption technology, privacy on the Internet and the downfalls of mass security during his nearly hour-long discussion.
TOXIC TOWN FIGHTS LANDFILL EXPANSION
The largest hazardous waste landfill on the West Coast is trying to expand, but the tiny town it sits next to, is fighting the plan. A cluster of birth defects in Kettleman City, California has stirred up fear and frustration. Activists have been fighting the landfill for years, but the waste company claims it’s safe and may actually hold the key to clean water in the region.
FRACKING FLUIDS DUMPED INTO THE OCEAN
Environmentalists are trying to convince the EPA to ban the dumping of fracking fluids, in federal waters off the California coast. The Center for Biological Diversity claims that at least a dozen off shore rigs in Southern California are dumping wastewater right into the Pacific.
A THIRD OF KING CITY, CALIF. POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION
A six-month-long investigation in central California culminated with the arrests of five members of the King City Police Department, the former police chief and the owner of a local towing company. According to the Monterey County district attorney, for at least three-and-a-half years the city’s top police officers participated in a scheme that took advantage of poor area Hispanics by essentially stealing their cars for profit. Investigators say King City police ordered hundreds of vehicles to be impounded — most often those driven by Hispanic immigrants — and then either kept the cars for themselves or re-sold them for profit.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VS. LGBT RIGHTS
The Arizona State Legislature passed a bill that would allow people to assert their religious beliefs, in refusing service to gays. It is just one of several states pushing such legislation, which opponents say opens the door to discrimination. The firestorm over anti-gay laws erupted after the Kansas House of Representatives passed such a bill.
CALIFORNIA’S HISTORIC DROUGHT IMPACTS ALL U.S.
The drought in California is one of the worst weather-related disasters the state has faced in decades, and it may soon have an impact nationwide. President Barack Obama is visiting the Golden State this week to highlight the significance of the dry spell. The lack of water in the West is hitting everyone in their wallet.
HEROIN IN THE USA
The death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has shined a light on the expanding reach of heroin in the US. According to the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, the number of deaths involving heroin surged 45 percent between 1999 and 2010. The rising demand coincides with a huge increase in poppy production in both Afghanistan and Mexico. The face of heroin abuse has changed over the decades, and is now ravaging even the most affluent parts of the U.S.
GOOGLE MUST MOVE ITS MYSTERY BARGE IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
The San Francisco Bay is saying goodbye to an iconic landmark. No, not the Golden Gate Bridge or AT&T Park, but the mysterious Google barge that’s been moored at the Treasure Island Pier. Google is under fire from California authorities for not having the proper permits required to build a barge there.
POLICE DEATHS DOWN, POLICE KILLINGS STAY HIGH
Whenever police officers use deadly force, they rarely face criminal prosecution, and usually claim that they feared for their safety. While a police officer’s job is dangerous, the number of cops killed on duty is at historic lows. Meanwhile, the number of people killed by police officers remains steady. This trend is devastating families in Southern California.
IS HOLLYWOOD UNDERMINING THE INTERNET?
Hollywood has launched a full-scale assault on online piracy. As the movie industry protects its copyrights, Silicon Valley and online activists worry that tighter web controls, like those being proposed in the Trans Pacific Partnership, will kill innovation and investment.
FBI LOOKS INTO CALIFORNIA COPS AFTER ACQUITTAL IN HOMELESS MURDER CASE
Former Fullerton Police Officer Manuel Ramos and former Corporal Jay Cicinelli were found not guilty in the beating death of homeless man Kelly Thomas. The charges they faced included second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and excessive force. Surveillance video shows the officers beating Thomas with their fists and the butts of their guns, but the defense argued that Thomas died due to a weakened heart from drug use. Now the FBI is looking into potential civil rights violations during the incident or trial.
CALIFORNIA COPS ACQUITTED IN HOMELESS MURDER CASE
Two Orange County, Calif. police officers were found not guilty of killing homeless man Kelly Thomas. Former Fullerton Officer Manuel Ramos was charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, while former Corporal Jay Cicinelli was charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive force. A third officer, Joseph Wolfe, will face trial in late January. Surveillance video shows the officers beating Thomas with their fists and the butts of their guns, and tasing him at least four times.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS DEMAND GITMO SHUTDOWN
Nationwide, human rights defenders are demanding that the U.S. government shut down the prison in Guantanamo Bay.
DRIVERLESS CARS ARE THE FUTURE
In 2014, the race is on to bring a driverless car to the masses. Google’s driverless car has already logged thousands of miles, but all the major car makers are also getting into the game. Some are hoping to make an affordable autonomous car in the next few years.
LA COUNTY SHERIFF SCANDALS
The scandals keep piling up for one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the US. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca had to admit that his department gave preferential treatment when hiring dozens deputies. Some of the deputies had troubling criminal histories. Then there are the 18 deputies facing federal charges for abuse in the jail system.
CALIFORNIA NEEDS A PLAN TO REDUCE ITS PRISON POPULATION
A three-judge panel in California has granted the state an extension until April for prisons to cut down their inmate population by over 9,600 people. A court-appointed mediator must come up with a plan to reduce the prison population, which is currently operating at 150-percent capacity, with the help of the state and inmates’ attorneys. Overcrowding in the prisons has led to questions about the health and safety of inmates over the last year, as well as the state’s employment of a long-term solitary confinement policy.
18 INDICTED OVER ABUSE PROBE IN LA JAILS
There is a wide scope of illegal conduct inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to the FBI and federal prosecutors. More than a dozen Sheriff’s deputies were charged with corruption and civil rights abuses.
CALIFORNIA COPS ON TRIAL FOR BEATING HOMELESS MAN TO DEATH
Two former Orange County, Calif. police officers went on trial for their involvement in the death of homeless man Kelly Thomas. Former Fullerton Officer Manuel Ramos has been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, while former Corporal Jay Cicinelli has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive force. Surveillance video shows the officers beating Thomas with their fists and the butts of their guns, and tasing him at least four times.
BLACK FRIDAY PROTESTS AT WALMART STORES NATIONWIDE
Walmart employees and their supporters are holding Black Friday protests across the U.S., demanding better pay and working conditions. There have been arrests from coast to coast, in hopes of bringing attention to the labor situation at the nation’s largest employer.
OBAMA FUNDRAISERS HIT WITH TPP PROTESTS
Before sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner with his family, President Barack Obama shared the table with some very rich donors in Beverly Hills, Calif. During his West Coast trip, Obama has also been met by some vocal protesters, who are demanding a stop to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade agreement is being negotiated between 12 countries. Critics fear the TPP will reduce labor protections, lift environmental regulations and restrict the Internet.
ANTI-TPP DEMONSTRATORS SURROUND SECRETIVE NEGOTIATIONS
The lead negotiators for 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership held their second day of meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday. The TPP is a potential new trade deal that would open up markets among nations along the Pacific Rim. The negotiations have largely been secretive so far, but the agreement is expected to impact a wide range of industries, including energy, the Internet, pharmaceuticals and more. Demonstrators have also converged on the “Crossroads of the West” to demand more transparency in the negotiations.