When I check my email or whatever else I'm online for, I read the headlines and flip thru the other stories. Scroll down the page and see other news. This way if I don't want to read about a news story, I don't have to. Sometimes, with a situation that really burdens me at the time, I will pray about it.
I signed up with a local radio am newsstation text about any breaking news in the area, but the best part is the Traffic option. If there is an accident they text right away. Worth looking into, its saved me lots of time.