This guide can help you get started in finding news sources for your topic. You can also find recommended news sources within the subject guides specific to each discipline. For international news sources, use Google Translate or Bing Translator to decipher information in other languages.
When looking for official country, state or city websites, a good rule of thumb is to limit your domain (within the advanced search) to the appropriate abbreviation.
For country sites, refer to a list of country-specific domains. Add your topic to Google and add site:fr (if France is the country of choice).
For state sites, limit the domain to state.state abbreviation.us (i.e. state.ny.us). Add your topic to Google and add site:state.ny.us.
For county/city/town sites, the process isn't as cut and dry. Try adding your topic, the name of the city of interest and limit to the appropriate state. For example, a Google search might be health Rochester site:ny.us. Some cities/towns will list their websites under ci.name of town.ny.us (i.e. ci.webster.ny.us). Others will use a .org (i.e. geneseony.org, townofbrighton.org, cityofchicago.org). Even still, cities may refer to the broader county is which they're located (i.e. co.monroe.ny.us, co.livingston.state.ny.us).