An interesting layer added from Google Earth shows you news from the NY Times. The new feature mentions a certain place, even thought you can hide the layer. Google Earth updates the layer every 15 minutes. "The New York Times offers geo-coded news, and Google Earth offers the platform for reading that news in a 3D browser"(Google LatLong Blog).
Google LatLong Blog also mentioned that this is the first time they've endeavored to show news updated in real time, and they're very excited to work with this first-class publication to bring users the latest and greatest news.