It's Halloween! Apparently it's time to bust out the spooooky lynched effigies of Palin and Obama.

Treat: Sarah Palin seems to be bringing down John McCain's popularity - 59 percent of voters say she's "unprepared for the job."

Trick: Suicide bombers in Afghanistan are using more complex tactics.

Haunted Houses: Empty homes stripped of appliances are the result of a 107% increase in Oregonians defaulting on mortgage payments.

Tailpipe Dreams: Ford says it can make it through tough economic times - and rehire 1,000 laid off workers - by building "the best truck that's ever been seen."

Poor Politicians: A citizen committee finds Oregon is at the bottom end of politician pay and approves raising state officials' salaries.