A site called 10x10 offers a very cool way to track current events for all you visual types.
Every hour, the site automatically scans RSS feeds from several major news sources and calculates the 100 most important words and images from that hour. The site is then updated and appears as a collection of 100 images next to an ordered list of words, all of which are clickable and lead users to the news stories they relate to. 10x10 archives its findings on a daily, monthly and yearly basis, and using its "History" feature, users can look back at any hour of any day, going back to November 4, 2004.
Truly a refreshing way of scanning the news.