Lawsuit challenges Denver's sweeps of the homeless

DENVER (AP) -- When Jerry Burton's sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown Denver, he was able to start over again with backup gear he keeps hidden for emergencies -- whether his or someone else's.

Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Corey Kluber pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. In a matchup between the teams with baseball's longest championship droughts, the Indians scored twice in the first inning off October ace Jon Lester and were on their way.

Crunch time for candidates...Cyberattack conclusions...Top Vatican official questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have stopped personally raising money for their presidential campaigns so that they can focus on campaigning in the final two weeks before Election Day. Both are attempted to rally support in Florida on Tuesday. Trump vowed to lead the repeal of Obamacare. Clinton assailed Trump for not saying he would accept the outcome of the election.

Oregon weighs whether all kids should get outdoor education

MOUNT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. (AP) -- Each year, thousands of Oregon parents hug their kids goodbye and send them tramping into the wilderness for up to a week to learn about their state's natural wonders. The Outdoor School program was groundbreaking when it started more than a half-century ago.

Crosby returns, leads Penguins past Panthers 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is just happy to be back playing hockey again. His teammates feel the same way, as a goal from Crosby in his first appearance of the season was all the Penguins needed to overcome a slow start Crosby jump-started a comeback as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Top Vatican cardinal questioned over sex abuse allegations

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian police flew to Rome to interview a top Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades, officials said Wednesday. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' top financial adviser and one of his most trusted aides, has long been dogged by allegations he mishandled cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and later Sydney.

Update on the latest in sports:

WORLD SERIES Cubs, Indians get going CLEVELAND (AP) -- Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians are two-thirds of the way toward a Game 1 victory in the World Series. The Indians led the Cubs 3-0 heading into the seventh inning at Progressive Field. Kluber became the first pitcher in postseason history to strike out eight batters over the first three innings.

World Series Game 2 start moved up an hour, rain in forecast

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The start time for Game 2 of the World Series has been moved up by an hour because there's rain in the Cleveland weather forecast. The game Wednesday night is now scheduled to begin at 7:08 p.m. EDT. Major League Baseball announced the time shift Tuesday night midway through the Series opener between the Chicago Cubs and Indians.

Three teenagers facing charges of theft of political signs in Caldwell County

Catawba County Sheriff's deputies have arrested seventeen-year-old Aurora Solis, 16-year-old Yamied Rueda and 16-year-old Brandon Castorena. The trio is being charged with stealing political signs and possession of stolen property. Officers received an anonymous tip around noon Tuesday that someone driving a silver Ford Focus was stopping and pulling up Trump/Pence political signs along Highway…

James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James took time to reflect as the Cleveland Cavaliers raised their championship banner. Then it was business as usual. James had his 43rd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and the Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 117-88 on Tuesday night in the NBA season opener.

Trump Warns of Inner City 'Hell' for Blacks Where Trayvon Martin Was Shot

(SANFORD, Fla.) -- As Donald Trump campaigned in central Florida on Tuesday, he made his usual appeal to African-Americans, painting a grim and partially inaccurate portrait of black communities. "African-Americans are living in hell in the inner cities," he said. "They are living -- they are living in hell. You walk to the store for a loaf of bread you get shot." But his comment today struck a particularly tone-deaf chord.

Uber Delivers Beer Shipment in Self-Driving Truck

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Uber's autonomous truck company says it just completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck. Otto, which was recently acquired by Uber, partnered with Anheuser-Busch to deliver 2,000 cases of Budweiser Beer from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, a distance of 120 miles.

Google Fiber halts expansion plans as chief steps down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks. The company also announced that Craig Barratt, a veteran tech executive who led the ambitious -- and expensive -- Google Fiber program, is stepping down as CEO of Access, the division of Google corporate parent, Alphabet Inc., that operates the 5-year-old program.

Trump Taunts 'Tough Guy' Vice President Joe Biden Over 'Behind the Gym' Comments

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- It's on! Donald Trump taunted Joe Biden during a rally in Florida Tuesday night, saying that he would "love" if the "tough guy" vice president "wants to take me to the back of the barn." "Did you see where Biden wants to take me to the back of the barn," Trump told the crowd in Tallahassee. "I'd love that. I'd love that. Mr. Tough Guy. You know he's Mr. Tough Guy.

Top pilot who stole plane to escape WWII prison camp dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his flying skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in air shows, has died at age 94. Hoover, who lived in Palos Verdes Estates, California, died early Tuesday, said Bill Fanning, a close family friend for many years and fellow pilot.

Student Injured in Shooting Outside Utah Middle School: Police

(SANDY, Utah) -- A middle school student has been injured in a school shooting in Sandy, Utah, according to police. Two students were leaving Union Middle School's grounds when an argument ensued, which led to the shooting, according to the Sandy Police Department. The victim, believed to be 16 years old, was transported to a local hospital after sustaining two gunshot wounds, police said.

Actor Mark Ruffalo in North Dakota to oppose oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Actor-activist Mark Ruffalo has traveled to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's opposition to the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline. Ruffalo is co-founder of The Solutions Project, which promotes clean and renewable energy. He says he plans to deliver a pair of Navajo-made solar trailers on Wednesday to help power the encampments established to protest the pipeline.

Oscar-nominated costume designer Janet Patterson has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died. Rocco Hindman, the head of the agency that represented her, said Tuesday that she died recently in Australia. Due to the wishes of her family he could not reveal her age or the date of death.