newsq allows you to re-edit, view, delete, and postpone messages in your outgoing news queue after you've composed them but before you've uploaded them to your remote server. It uses the curses library to provide a powerful text-based interface. News transports currently supported are leafnode, s-news, sn (partial), slrnpull, and NNTP servers in conjunction with a batch file such as used by an INN/suck/rpost or INN/newsstar combination.
Newsstar fetches news and posts it to a local news server: INN, s-news, and sn are supported. What makes newsstar special is that it can make multiple simultaneous connections, not only to one server, but to several, supporting up to 10 "threads". Before fetching each article, it checks that it hasn't already been downloaded by another thread or in a previous session. It can also "pipeline" article requests to make better use of available bandwidth. SSL is supported.