Some of my favorite and most used links:

    News:

       www.fark.com

        www.slashdot.org

        www.nbc10.com

        www.wpvi.com

    Model Railroading:

       www.trains.com/forums

        www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/index.html

    Miscellaneous:

        www.woot.com

        www.wmmr.com

        www.good-tutorials.com