finally came online in Japan... then Europe... and now the US a full day ahead of its scheduled launch. As such, your Wii should now be glowing in that come-hither, please-update-me-daddy kind of way. The channel only feeds articles from the Associated Press (for now, anyway) and only under the categories of National and International news, Sports, Arts/Entertainment, Business, Science/Health, and Technology. However, the Globe function allows you to sort your news by geographic region which, well, is neato-keen. Best of all, the new functionality somehow skirts around generally accepted accounting practices -- it won't cost you a thing.