Our headlines are selected by computer algorithms, based on factors such as the timeliness of a story, its newsworthiness, and its originality. Google News has no human editors selecting stories or deciding which ones deserve top placement. The front page of Google News is always changing, and we're working to make sure that it reflects a diversity of articles and sources.
This is very much in the tradition of Google Web Search, which relies on the collective judgment of online publishers to determine which sites offer the most valuable and relevant information. Similarly, Google News relies on the collective judgment of online news organizations to determine which stories are most deserving of inclusion and prominence on the News homepage.