A couple of months back, Google launched the Custom Sections Directory feature in Google News to allow users to set up sections on topics of their interest, and to share them with other users.
Today, Gogle is giving users even more options for following stories. Users can mark a story cluster by clicking on the star next to it, like they can with messages in Gmail and items in Google Reader. When users star a story in Google News, it's one way to let Google know that they 're interested in that subject. When there are significant updates, Google will alert them by putting the headline in bold so they can get more information. Users can also follow their 20 most recent starred stories in the "Starred" section of Google News.