There's good news and bad news...

Information aesthetics points out a site that categorizes BBC News Headlines as 'good', 'bad' or neutral" called Mood News:

"a linguistic system categorizes news headlines as different 'moods' using keyword scoring from a vocabulary of 160 words & phrases, after which the ratings are visually represented through a simple color spectrum ranging from green to red."

So, now you can decide whether you want the good news or the bad news first (or at all). Mood News is a proof of concept created by Davy Mitchell.

One of the bits of good news I found was that optimists less likely to die of heart disease or a stroke. Good news if you are optimist (I have an optimistic disposition - yipee!). Not such good news for the pessimists...I suppose they were right.