Topics and Guests, October 25

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., dies in a plane crash along with seven others.


• A farewell visit by Chinese President Jiang Zemin is being marked by progress toward closer military, law enforcement and human rights ties with the United States.

• Prosecutors in Alabama plan to charge Beltway Sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo with capital murder, and they intend to ask for the death penalty.

• Chechen rebels holding about 600 hostages in a Moscow theater threaten to begin killing them at dawn Saturday if their demands are not met.

• In a surprise move, Russia and France begin circulating proposals to significantly water-down a U.S. draft resolution on Iraq, removing language some say could authorize military force against Baghdad and limiting inspections on presidential sites.

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