I haven't had time or priority to upgrade my blog from v2.2.2. The last note I see in my dashboard about the WordPress Development Blog is "WordPress 2.7 Wireframes — 163 days ago". Every time I post I think it's curious that nothing has been happening here. :) So it looks like as of that date something changed and the requests for blog updates are no longer being processed. However, the "Other WordPress News" widget is working fine.
If a quick resolution is available, fine, if not, I'll see what happens after an upgrade. This is more FYI in case something is broken rather than a request.