You'll find links to current online news articles, arranged by topic, through Yahoo!, Bing, Google News and 1stHeadlines.
The Newseum lets you see the front page of hundreds of newspapers.
Bing and Google News let you search a broad range of Internet news sources. Alternatively, you can focus on news from a single source, such as CNN or the Washington Post.
You can monitor Web news to find out when a key word appears by setting up a search with GoogleAlerts. Moreover.com will e-email news headlines on a particular topic or direct the headlines to your Web site or Intranet.
RSS: Some free current news sources are delivered as RSS feeds. If you need an RSS reader, I've used for years, and I hear InoReader is good too.