Today in History By The Associated Press Mexico, Venezuela to meet in finals of Caribbean Series The Associated Press Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Parsons has 26 as Mavs defeat Grizzlies 114-110 in OT By CLAY BAILEY Professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian college The Associated Press Bryant's 25 points not enough to upset Spurs RAUL DOMINGUEZ Janka wins super-G at 2018 Olympics test by large margin By ANDREW DAMPF New Year's fireworks a little quieter in Chinese capital By GERRY SHIH South Korea says it has agreed to begin talks with Washington on possible deployment of US missile defense system The Associated Press The Latest: S. Korea to begin talks on US missile defense The Associated Press