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AM news: earthquake, survival, gas and a pop baby

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disaster - An early morning earthquake in Indonesia has killed 2,500 and injured thousands more. As rescuers begin to comb through the affected area, near Yogyakarta, those numbers are sure to grow.

stunning survival - When the Nissan Sentra flew off Mulholland and crashed 200 feet below, eight teens packed into it — including two in the trunk — lived to tell the tale.

filling the tank - Drivers waited up to eight hours for free gasoline at a Torrance Mobil station yesterday. It was part of the gas giveaway promo from KIIS-FM.

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pop stars procreate - Gwen Stefani, who once upon a time was just another bouncy chick from the OC, has given birth to Kingston James McGregor Rossdale at Cedar's here in Beverly Hills with hubby Gavin Rossdale at her side.