A news widget is a widget containing a slideshow of articles. The articles are moving in a certain direction one after one until a visitor hovers the article with his mouse, making the news item stop.
Just drag and drop the News Widget onto your page and begin editing it. You can adjust the speed and direction of any news widget from the menu.
Once you've accessed EDIT mode from within the news widget itself (see 1), you can further edit the text, include a link and even change the order of articles (see 2).