Google News for mobile, today received 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.
Now you can find location-based news on your smartphone. Here's an example of a "News near you" mobile section automatically created for someone in Topeka, Kansas:
"To use this local news feature, visit Google News from the browser of your Android smartphone or iPhone. If this's the first time you are visiting Google News on your phone since this feature became available, a pop-up will ask you if you want to share your location. If you say yes, news relevant to your location will appear in a new section called "News near you" which will be added at the bottom of the homepage. You can reorganize the sections later via the personalization page," Google explained.
You can turn off the feature at any time either by hiding the section in your personalization settings or by adjusting your mobile browser settings.
Please visit the Help Center for further details.
[Source: Google Mobile blog]