These are my favorite sites for following news – including general, political, sports and weather news and comics. These sites are mostly truly free sites which don’t require a subscription or limit you to a specific number of hits.
For a quick summary of headlines, I look to FOX news (admittedly biased conservative) and have looked in the past at CNN (but they have mostly torched their credibility now with their progressive advocacy), the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). Other sources of interest include general Canadian sources the Globe and Mail, the National Post*, and the Macleans magazine site. Regional sources of interest include the Vancouver Sun*, Vancouver Province* and Sacramento Bee*. (*- subscription based so beware). Readers really need to treat all news media sources with suspicion – discern their biases and realize that everything that is published is there to fit a narrative.
The best general site for U.S. political news is Real Clear Politics which aggregates a diverse collection of top news stories a couple of times a day. My favorite conservative news sites include Hot Air, RedState, National Review Online, the American Conservative, the Federalist, and Townhall. I particularly value the insights of Rod Dreher (Dreher used to post at The American Conservative: Rod Dreher). The Dispatch is a subscriber based site from an “establishment conservative” perspective.
My two favorite U.S. weather sites are the Weather Channel and Weather Underground. The site I check for Canadian weather is the Weather Network.
I follow the Vancouver Canucks and mostly use mobile apps to track the team, however you can check the official Vancouver Canucks team site, The Canuck Way, Hockey Buzz (Canucks page), Canucks Army, Nucks Misconduct or do a Google news search. Other useful sports sites include CBC Sports, TSN and ESPN.