Newser seems interesting. It is a news-gathering site that requires free registration if you want to comment, contribute or receive email alerts.
Its “take” is as follows:
At Newser a team of editors and writers culls the most important stories from hundreds of U.S. and international sources and reduces them to a headline, picture, and two paragraphs. It’s the Newser guarantee: we can take any report or column or video and pack what you need to know into 120 words or less. Newser’s short-form aggregation, visual format, and unique information tools help you get more of the kind of news you want, in a quicker and more entertaining way. And we do it 24/7—you can come back morning, noon, night (and in between) for something new that matters. Read less, know more.
I have just registered as an experiment and will comment further, if needed, on its alert functions (I don’t plan on commenting or contributing at this time . . . .). Not sure if they would be facing copyright concerns or not. They appear to be summarizing articles from various news sources.