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CUPERTINO, Calif. – The popularity of an iPhone app that lets users track registered sex offenders within a 10-mile radius of any given spot is increasing rapidly. The app, called Offender Locator, has had more than a million downloads through iTunes since its June inception.
-www.cnn.comDA NANG, Vietnam – Typhoon Ketsana headed in the direction of Laos Wednesday after killing an estimated 41 in Vietnam, 11 in Cambodia, and 246 in the Philippines. The storm has weakened and may dissipate as it heads towards Laos, but, as a result of the storm, heavy flooding is expected in Vietnam.

DETROIT – General Motors Co. announced Wednesday that it plans to shut down its Saturn brand following the dissolution of an agreement with Penske Automotive Group Inc., which wanted to buy the brand. Penske backed out citing concerns about its ability to supply vehicles after a manufacturing agreement with GM ran out.