Sadly, the Google News tabs when you're editing still doesn't work, although all the other ones work fine.
But for those of us who are on Google News, stick with the 1.1.9 as your articles won't get on the news sitemap and thus in Google News.
I guess this must be a tough fix or there's just not enough people on Google New who use this plug-in. I know most of the larger news sites use XML Feed Sitemap, but I'm sticking in with this plugin hoping that this fix can occur. In the meantime stick with the older version until this tab thing gets fixed!