Google provides news with images, titles, descriptions, etc. in form of RSS. But news descriptions go with ugly HTML and bunch of links that you probably do not want to see on your site.
XsltDb is a good tool to analyse XML returned by Google and transform it in clean readable news column on you site. In case of simple homepage you even can avoid putting news in database and keep it in ASP.NET cache that simplifies development and decrease traffic.
- Detailed tutorial: http://xsltdb.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Google News
- Live Google News filtered by “Barack Obama” phrase: http://xsltdb.com/.