News - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
NEWS, n. [ From new; This word has a plural form, but is almost always united with a verb in the singular.]
1. Recent account; fresh information of something that has lately taken place at a distance, or of something before unknown; tidings. We have news from Constantinople. News has just arrived. This news is favorable.
Evil news rides fast, while good news baits.
It is no news for the weak and poor to be a prey to the strong and rich.
2. A newspaper.