NHK, the national broadcasting organization in Japan, has started a public experiment of providing easy-to-understand news website since April, 2012. It is targeted for Japanese grade school students and foreigners living in Japan with basic Japanese speaking skills.
The scripts are provided in simple sentences with audio. All scripts can be read if you know how to read hiragana and katakana, Japanese phonetic characters.
Yeah, try this out! NHK News Web Easy.