Ron, your message ended up in the spam folder. I restored your message.
Looking at your system specs I'd say your Mac is sufficiently capable to run Google News. This website will be kind of slow on any older Mac, though. On my PowerBook 1.67 GHz I get a few seconds of the spinning beach ball when loading the site, but it comes up fine eventually.
The easiest thing would be to switch off the 'unresponsive script' warning:
- Type about:config (just like one word, no spaces) in the URL bar. Press Return.
- Confirm that you'll be careful.
- Scroll down to dom.max_script_run_time (or type it in the filter), double click it and set the value to 0.