Today we're excited to announce a new feature in the U.S. English edition called "News near you" that surfaces news relevant to the city you're in and surrounding areas. Location-based news first became available in Google News in 2008, and today there's a local section for just about any city, state or country in the world with coverage from thousands of sources. We do local news a bit differently, analyzing every word in every story to understand what location the news is about and where the source is located.
To try the new feature you can visit Google News from any Android or iOS device. A popup will appear asking you to share location. If you say yes, news relevant to your location will appear in the "News near you" section.