If you have a particular academic field or discipline in mind while brainstorming your topic, you might want to check out some of the current news for that field. Associations, organizations, and publications can be a good place to look for that information.
See below for links to association and organization websites and current periodicals for a variety of fields. In addition, the magazines and journals on this page (as well as a number of others) can all be found on the Shapiro Undergraduate Library Periodical Shelves.
Sports Illustrated is a weekly magazine that covers sports and sports-related topics.