We use the uncountable noun news to mean ‘information or reports about recent events’. It takes a singular verb:
The news is good about Mary. The doctors are very happy about her progress.
The news are good about Mary.
Do you have any news of your sister? How is she these days?
I’ve got some news for you – I’m getting married!
I’ve got a news for you …
If we want to talk about news as an individual thing, we can use bit of, piece of or item of (more formal):
I heard a couple of interesting pieces of news the other day about the company’s plans for expansion.
An item of news caught her eye in the newspaper. It was about a child who was missing.
We say the news when we refer to the television or radio programme that gives reports of recent events:
I always watch the news on CNN before I go to bed.