Back in September I wrote about CBS News supporting Google Earth with georeferenced RSS news stories. The only problem was their link was not set up as a network link so you wouldn’t get the news delivered automatically (unless you set up the network link yourself). I sent them feedback about this months ago. Anyway, sometime within the last month they finally updated the file as a network link. Even more significantly, the new version of Google Earth 4 (4.0.24xx+) which came out November 1st, really makes this CBS News link more useful. They put a lot of stories in the same city (Washington, DC, NYC). Now when you click on placemarks on the same city they spread out into a star pattern allowing you to see all the stories from that location.
By the way, the news stories are usually accompanied by nice relevant photos and a link to more details. Often video accompanies the stories once you go to their web page. Very professional multimedia content. I can now recommend keeping the CBS News network link in your permanent Places folder (it won’t take up much room except when you turn it on). The link comes from their impressive array of RSS feeds.