Depends what you mean by 'News'. If you are downloading a newspaper, from Amazon, you are presumably only going to get the one published that morning. It won't, as far as I know, update during the day. I have a Kindle3 with the full keyboard and WiFi. On holiday abroad recently I was able to use the Internet connection to read news on the BBC website. It seems that several facilities have been left off the new 'keyboardless' Kindle so I don't know if you can still download webpages.