In a preview of his Halloween schedule, Sen. Barack Obama said at last night's Democratic presidential debate at Drexel University in Philadelphia that he would accompany his two young daughters trick-or-treating wearing a Mitt Romney mask, which has "two sides to it; it goes in both directions." Viewers watched as Obama and former Sen. John Edwards challenged Sen. Hillary Clinton on her consistency and her front-runner status throughout the two-hour debate. Meanwhile, usnews.com is conducting a who's-the-scariest poll featuring our candidate bobbleheads.
A boy admitted to starting one of the 15 or so wildfires that consumed thousands of acres in Southern California last week. He was playing with matches. Los Angeles County officials are considering prosecuting the child whose name and age have not been released.
The Egyptian who said he masterminded the terrorist attacks in Madrid that killed 191 people in 2004 was acquitted; three other lead defendants in the case were convicted of murder and handed sentences that stretched into the tens of thousands of years.