Notice how Google News has sources on the bottom of each article excerpt.
The Guardian - ABC News - Reuters - Bloomberg
I'm trying to imitate that.
For example, upon submitting the URL
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/3/debt-panel-fails-test-vote/ I want to return
The Washington Times
How is this possible with php?
My answer is expanding on @AI W's answer of using the title of the page. Below is the code to accomplish what he said.
As you can see, it is not exactly what Google is using, so this leads me to believe that they get a URL's hostname and match it to their own list.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/ => The Washington Times