Yesterday, at about 10AM Eastern Time, reports came in that Google News search was not working. Barry reports that he also had downtime with Google News yesterday, and four other users also announced that it impacted them. The problem was that the result pages were blank.
Four hours later, Google News Guide 2 announced that the problem had been fixed.
While the problem seems to be fixed (Google News works for me), another member reports that it is still not coming up with results. Hopefully, the problem will be fixed fully within the next few hours.
Forum discussion continues at Google Groups.