I was scanning Yahoo News a few minutes ago. If you haven't seen it, it's grouped into areas like "Top Stories", "World", "US National", and a zeitgeist thing, "Most Popular".
Today's big news items include the US Senate's rejection of extending the Patriot Act, the vote in Iraq, an impending transit strike in New York, reports on whether the Bush administration broke the law in spying after 9/11, and Google's purchase of a big stake in AOL.
The most viewed news item? "Ashlee Simpson Hospitalized".