US, Cuba to normalize relations  The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday.

DEVELOPING NEWS

Ilitch family reveals plans for Red Wings Arena, entertainment complex

Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) - The Ilitch family has unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena.
    
Ilitch Holdings Inc. chairman Mike Ilitch said in a statement Sunday that it's long been his dream "to see a vibrant and energized downtown Detroit."
    
He says the new sports and entertainment district "will encompass dozens of blocks along and near Woodward Ave." He says it will integrate existing venues such as Comerica Park, home of the Ilitch-owned Detroit Tigers.
    
Other nearby venues include the Detroit Lions' Ford Field, the MotorCity Casino and the Ilitch-owned Fox Theatre.
    
Ilitch says a new Red Wings arena will open in 2017.
    
He says his organization will help create $200 million for mixed-use development concurrent with arena construction.

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Scores & Schedules

December 17, 2014 08:07 GMT

NBA

Tuesday's Games

Washington 109, Minnesota 95

Miami 95, Brooklyn 91

New Orleans 119, Utah 111

Memphis 105, Golden State 98

Dallas 107, New York 87

Oklahoma City 104, Sacramento 92

Wednesday's Games

Phoenix at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 p.m.

Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Portland, 10 p.m.

Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Houston at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Tuesday's Games

Columbus 1, Detroit 0, SO

Florida 2, Washington 1, SO

Nashville 3, Boston 2, SO

Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 1

Toronto 6, Anaheim 2

Montreal 4, Carolina 1

St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 2

Winnipeg 5, Buffalo 1

Chicago 5, Minnesota 3

N.Y. Rangers 5, Calgary 2

Arizona 2, Edmonton 1, OT

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Boston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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