Google is gearing up for launch of Android L in Winter and now, Google News & Weather app has been updated new Flat UI. Its UI is now similar to Google Now UI.
Google always manages to surprise us and with latest update this app will become useful. Google should integrate Play Newstand with News and Weather as both have similar objective.
It now syncs data with your Google account, has tablet support, re-sizable widget, expand stories instead of taking your to source directly and lots more.
Official Changelog from Google
[NOTE: We are investigating crash reports on some devices, e.g. Xperia]
• Sign-in with Google account for Google News personalization
• Tablet support
• Expand stories for snippets and related articles, e.g. Opinion, In-depth
• Navigate sections via the menu or simple swipes
• Weather and local news for multiple places
• New resizable homescreen widget
• Change editions for news in different countries