Google says that "they've begin making improvements to the new Google News design "in response to users feedback". For e.g., we're now showing "entire cluster of articles for each story," rather than expanding cluster when you hover your mouse over it. We've given you ability to hide the weather forecast from your local news section. We made the option to switch between List view and Section view more obvious," said Google.
And now "we're adding a third option in "News for you": Two-column view, which shows the three top stories from each section and looks like (pic above)," explain Google.