There are several ways to pull up news on the iPad. I have been using several over the last couple of months. Some are free, some cost. I suggest trying the free ones first to see what delivery method you like best.
MacWorld is reporting on the updated version of the CBS News for iPad. I like that program. I really have enjoyed using the ABC News for iPad. Spinning the globe around to pick the story is really a GUI treat.
USA Today also has a good news app. The program strikes the right balance of content with graphics.
For news feeds presented in a different way from different sources, I like to use Pulse News Reader.