Topics and Guests, October 21

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Police searching for the Beltway Sniper surround a gas station in Hanover County, Va., and tow away a white van.


• President Bush moves to bring generic drugs more quickly to the market by blocking pharmaceutical companies from filing multiple patent-protection lawsuits that can stall the cheaper products for years.

• An explosion goes off on a bus in northern Israel, injuring at least 20 people, according to initial reports by rescue workers and Israel Radio.

• North Korea says that it was willing to negotiate over its nuclear weapons program if the United States withdraws its "hostile policy" toward the communist country.

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