Several on-line sources scan for news stories from Italy.
http://www.topix.net/world/italy has stories today, for example, of an Italian senator who resigned after commandeering an ambulance to get him to a TV interview appointment; he said he did it because President Bush was in Rome and traffic was jammed.
There is also a story of an acid attack on an anti-Mafia group in Palermo, Sicily.
YAHOO! also has a site that follows Italian news.
Life in Italy
Italy News reports the news in Italian.
The New York Times has an Italian news service.
World-Newspapers.com will take you to Italian newspapers.
The BBC has an Italian profile with a few recent news stories, but it is not a comprehensive source for breaking news in Italy.
You can check the Italian sports news at Sporting Life.