Google Assistant-equipped speakers have already been able to give recaps about the news, and Smart Displays took that a step further by also showing relevant videos. However, you were out of luck if you wanted to hear specific topics read out to you. Google is now fixing that, so long as you're in the US.
Asking an Assistant speaker a specific news question such as "What's the latest on NASA?" will cause excerpts of relevant news articles to be read aloud to you.
Google's Smart Displays and Assistant speakers will now tell you about specific news events was written by the awesome team at Android Police.