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News Minute: Here is the latest Southern California news from The Associated Press

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded before his partner killed the gunman during a shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino early today. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said the wounded officer was rushed to a hospital in "very critical" condition and underwent surgery for gunshot wounds to the upper body. The officer who shot the gunman has been on the job for just two months. Five people were detained and are being questioned by detectives.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An internal report concludes the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1 billion plan to provide iPads to all students was beset by poor planning and a flawed bidding process. The LA Times reports officials found that the initial steps of the process appeared to favor the eventual winner - Apple - rather than demonstrating district needs. Some other school districts have opted for less expensive tablets.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The CHP says three people are dead and five others are injured after the car they were in veered off a San Diego County freeway and struck a power pole. CHP officers say all eight people were trapped in the Honda Prelude after the crash last night on state Route 78 in Oceanside. U-T San Diego reports it took firefighters an hour to free the victims, all between 18 and 22 years old.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water. Researchers at UC San Diego say they arrived at the conclusion by measuring the level of the earth's crust. When water is lost because of a lack of rain and snow, the earth's crust rises.

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