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Barack Obama's presidential nomination acceptance will be held at Denver's 76,000-seat Invesco Field football stadium Aug. 28 rather than in the much smaller downtown arena where the rest of the Democratic convention will take place, party officials announced Monday.

NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co., joined two private equity firms in purchasing The Weather Channel for a reported $3.5 billion. The channel, which can be seen by 97 percent of US cable subscribers, is based in Atlanta.

The National Hurricane Center said Monday that it's too early to tell whether tropical storm Bertha, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, will come ashore. Forecasters said the storm was well out at sea.


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