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.