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news

noun broadcast news, coverage, current affairs, daily news, developments, happenings, hard news, intelligence, media, news gathering, news medium, news service, press, reportage, reporting, the fourth estate, the press, the press corps, word
See also: communication, disclosure, dispatch, information, message, narrative, notice, notification, publicity, report, statement, story
References in classic literature ?
A suspicion crossed her mind that he might be bringing bad news.
As a rule, when she had bad news to impart to any one she administered the blow so gradually and with such mystery as to the actual facts that the victim, having passed through the various stages of imagined horrors, was genuinely relieved, when she actually came to the point, to find that all that had happened was that he had lost all his money.
This was very bad news to travellers: however, it was carefully done of the governor, and we were very glad to hear we should have a guard.
Bad news travels swiftly, and I wished to be first at the chateau.
the secret anxiety of my mind excepted); but when I received this letter I looked pleasantly again, and told my landlady that I had received a letter from my spouse in Ireland, that I had the good news of his being very well, but had the bad news that his business would not permit him to come away so soon as he expected, and so I was like to go back again without him.
I thought, when I saw you after your walk with him, that he had been telling you some bad news.
Non-cynics might be surprised to hear that it's extremely common for some people to try and pull the wool over the eyes of journalists and their newspapers' readers - by essentially presenting a piece of bad news as if it was the best thing since sliced bread.
He said: "Today is the first of the new monthly updates, when the Government publishes all the bad news about the NHS on the same day in the hope that it will minimise the negative headlines.
9 of Apple's iPhone 6 and its new Apple Watch was good news and bad news for Merrimack-based GT Advanced Technologies.
W--Warn the family and/or patient that there is bad news.
6 ( ANI ): When it comes to bad news and good news, which news would you like to hear first.
Many were the Twitter messages consoling Varma on the loss of yesterday's Peterborough Chase, but however unlucky she reckons she has been - "I think I am cursed" - she has a long way to go to emulate a racegoer of my acquaintance known to his pals as Bad News.