I use foxnews breaking news alerts too and have been for quite some time. Better than RSS feeds becasue you get a message alert (email) from breaking news. It is just one or two sentences at most so there really isn't much to dislike about it. You can also try Emergency Email . . . . The Emergency Email Network ®. . . . . . . . . . . . NOW INCLUDED WITH the business continuity and disaster recovery resource on the web.
which I use for my desktop. It really doesn't give you breaking news but emergencies like storm warnings. The emails are long and can be frequent in a storm. Finally, there was a serivce I had with my pagenet pager that provided news alerts. It was "data something", if I think of it I'll edit my post.
You can also see what CNN and MSNBC offer, I'm sure they have something similar to fox news breaking news alerts if your taste is more left leaning.