A new evolt.org article gives "courtesy titles and webform design recommendations."
In an interview with Digital Web Magazine, usability guru Jakob Nielsen shares his thoughts on a few news sites:
I also like the redesigned homepage CNN introduced about a year ago, with more of a focus on the top stories and a scannable list of smaller stories. For mobile access on a small PDA screen, MSNBC has better usability, though.
There are lots of sites where you can see the latest AP stories, but I like the Times' page because the way it's formatted makes it very easy for me to scan it in a hurry.