"If you are looking for news, you will find the most current information on TV or radio. Many online news services are not available, because of extremely high demand. Below are links to news sites, including cached copies as they appeared earlier today."
You can search blogger blogs, or read Scripting News for web news.
10/06/01 update: The Effects of September 11 on the Leading Search Engine.
12/21/01 update: Google now collects headline news.