Did you know that the National Guard is evacuating a Colorado town because of flooding that has already killed three people? It has created an island within the town of Lyon, with all roads leading out of the small town flooded. If you are looking for the latest free online news, there are many options. You can even add these sites to your RSS feed reader so that you get updates as soon as they happen. Here are three free online news channels we’d recommend checking out.
Not only does CNN make it easy for you to follow its updates with RSS, but it’s also one of the most popular sources for news out there. Something many people appreciate is the CNN breaking news headlines that run at the top of the website. These are news updates that are not hours or days old, but are developing even as we read the information they have so far. Right now, their headline says that the body of the missing woman in Boulder has been found, and she is now the fourth confirmed flooding fatality.
2. USA TODAY
What I like about USA TODAY is that, out of all the big newspapers, it has the website that feels the most fresh and approachable. Unlike CNN’s site, USA TODAY seems to place equal emphasis on the news as well as the way the news is delivered. Up right now is an update to the report that a man fell from an upper deck platform at Turner Field. The Medical Examiner’s office has ruled it a suicide, in contrast with his family’s assertions that he was not suicidal, drunk, or on drugs at the time.
3. The Huffington Post
HuffPost is the model that bucks the industry trend of declining newspapers. One of the reasons this site has been so successful is that it concentrates almost exclusively on delivering online news articles and the latest web news. They place a fairly strong emphasis on lifestyle news, departing from traditional news outlets that focus more heavily on local and national updates. Right now, a popular article up on Huffington is about Twitter’s submission for a planned IPO. It is likely to be the biggest initial public offering since Facebook, which ended up running into many issues back in 2012.
What free online news channels do you follow? Let us know in the comments