( Dai Sugano )
State aims to shorten foster kids' stays in group homes

Under a new law taking effect in January, California's Department of Social Services will begin a multiyear plan to replace privately run group homes with 'short-term residential treatment centers' where youth will mostly stay no more than six months. 
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49ers lose to Cardinals 19-13

The 49ers lost at home to the Arizona Cardinals for the first time since 2008, falling 19-13 as Carson Palmer scrambled for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:28 remaining.
Warriors learn to adapt with Barnes on bench

Without injured Harrison Barnes for at least a week, the Golden State Warriors will keep on experimenting with lineups.