Oh this is cool. A company called Daden Conuslting has added RSS newsfeeds to Google Maps.
NewsGlobe is a free dynamic layer Network Link from Daden Consulting for Google Earth.
It takes the stories from an RSS news feed, then checks the words in each story title against a list of countries and cities on the Earth. Any matches will result in placemark being placed on GoogleEarth, along with the news item title. You can then click on the placemark to read the summary, then then click through to the original story.