Google News gives you the ability to customize your news topics, removing the ones you deemed unecessary and highlighting the topics you want to be displayed in the Top Stories and Spotlight sections.
To configure these settings:
Click on the "Personalized your news"
To remove a news topic from the list, click on the small bin icon:
You can also use the slider button next to each news topic to adjust their priority on Google News.
You can add a custom news Topic by clicking on the small + icon, next to "Add any news topic":