I’ve just been reading the news using the Times News Reader software and I’ve been most impressed.
You can get a beta copy here:
Its layout is just like reading a newspaper but much easier to look through and find interesting articles. The screen is also very readable and it syncs the news in under a minute for you to look through offline.
Give it a try, tell me what you think. (This is the New York edition though so all the news may not be relevant.)