Topics and Guests, April 16

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

It pays the initial tab for the war in Iraq, but the almost $80 billion spending bill President Bush is signing gives him little of the independence he sought in spending it.


• One day after the capture in Iraq of the wanted Palestinian terrorist Abu Abbas, American officials begin weighing several options for handling him.

• U.S. special forces raid the Baghdad home of a microbiologist nicknamed "Dr. Germ" who ran Iraq's secret biological laboratory.

• U.S. officials will start negotiations with North Korea in Beijing next week to try to resolve a nuclear standoff.

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