Topics and Guests, December 6

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

After months of speculation over whether he indeed would step down, U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill abruptly annonces his resignation, becoming the first member of President Bush's Cabinet to leave.


• Customs agents raid a Boston-area software company as part of an investigation into the firm's possible ties to terrorists.

• A mass of paper will be airlifted from Baghdad to New York this weekend, a document of thousands of pages whose dull recitation of chemical processes and medical research may help set the course of war and peace in this part of the world.

• Israeli troops backed by tanks and helicopter gunships hunt a fugitive militant in a crowded refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, setting off chaotic gunbattles that killed 10 Palestinians, including two U.N. workers.

• Venezuela's oil exports ground to a halt, negotiations stall and protesters face off on the streets as prospects dim for a peaceful resolution to a strike designed to unseat President Hugo Chavez.

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