NewsPiper is a freeware program that combines RSS/ATOM feed reader and aggregator, news ticker and Web grabber in one environment. It allows to monitor your favorites news sites (like cnn.com, foxnews.com, etc.), RSS feeds or blogs, retrieve necessary news and display it in the usual three panes newsreader interface (channels | news titles | news details) or scroll them in a special bar (NewsBar) placed at the top of your screen.
For each shown headline you can open "full story" page in your default web browser simply by clicking on the headline.NewsPiper is open for customization. You can turn off main newsreader window and leave only NewsBar or vice versa. You can also hide them both and allow NewsPiper to live in your tray and just pronounce news. Any panel in NewsBar can moved and resized. Color, font, ticker speed, etc. - all described parameters can be changed easily.
There are several ways to add a new channel for monitoring: you can manually enter URL of web-site or RSS feed, drag-n-drop it from web-browser or another program or simply paste it from clipboard. You can also add channels from "Online channel catalog" which contains many popular web-sites and RSS feeds.