Google news launches RSS and Atom service
RSS feeds can be outputted by adding the argument "&output=rss" to any Google News search (for example a search for backstage.bbc.co.uk in RSS).
No doubt there will be all sorts of new opportunities to include Google News results in backstage.bbc.co.uk prototypes.
And here's a tip from Ben: Don't forget you can use the "source:bbc_news" modifier in a Google News search to return results just from the BBC News website. For example, "Space Shuttle" news from BBC News in date order.