from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

n.pl. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television.

n.pl. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast.

n.pl. New information of any kind: The requirement was news to him.

n.pl. Newsworthy material: “a public figure on a scale unimaginable in America; whatever he did was news” ( James Atlas).

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