One of the biggest news items right now is the continuing oil spill in the gulf of Mexico. If you are interested in following the story more closely, here are a few resources:
Live video feed of the spill is available many places. Here is the feed provided by the House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness has a website with projected trajectories for the spill, using Google Earth, along with phone numbers for people interested in volunteering, reporting oil on the shore and other related matters.
Both Alabama and Florida also have web pages set up to provide more information to their citizens about the spill.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration has an incident page with information about the spill that is updated daily.