Topics and Guests, October 17

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

North Korea has told the United States it has had a secret nuclear-weapons program since the late 1990s.


• Police are pulling out all the stops in the hunt for the Beltway Sniper, despite the fact that they have little or no evidence or leads to go on.

• Israeli troops clash with Palestinian gunmen and stone-throwing youths in the southern Gaza Strip, killing five Palestinians and wounding more than 30.

• Two bombs explode in downtown Zamboanga in the violence-wracked southern Philippines, killing six people and injuring at least 144 others.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
— Guests and topics are subject to change