Google has added a pair of features today that make Google News a little more personal.
First, the “News for you” section of Google News now includes stories based on your previous Google News activity. If you click on a lot of articles about a certain topic, this section will begin to show more articles on that topic.
Second, the right column has a new feature called “Recommended Sections” that also uses your news history to suggest new topics to add to your customized Google News homepage.
These personalized news features can be disabled by using the “Standard US Edition” of Google News (link at the bottom of the home page), by deleting your web history or by logging out of your Google account.