A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz:

CUBAN ISLE-AMERICAN GHOSTS - On the wind-swept Isla de la Juventud, where an American expatriate community thrived before the Castro revolution, many Cubans live in expropriated U.S.-owned properties. SENT: 580 words, photos, video.

FRANCE-PLANE CRASH - Lufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site, face repeated questions about co-pilot's health. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

JONI MITCHELL HOSPITALIZED - The folk singer was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to her Twitter account and website. SENT: 350 words, photo.

ADOPTION CITIZENSHIP-DEPORTATION - South Korean adoptee who had abusive parents, went through US foster care faces deportation. SENT: 890 words, photos, video.

BRANDED HOMES-MIAMI - Care to live in a Porsche? Designer labels are drawing luxury home buyers to Miami. SENT: 1,320 words, photos, video; an ABRIDGED version of 780 words was also sent.

GETTY DEATH - The death of Andrew Getty was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family say. SENT: 460 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Pursuing details of the investigation, more biographical details and his family's history.

MEXICO-MISSING STUDENTS - Some parents of 43 missing college students in Mexico turn to gang leader seeking help in case. SENT: 250 words.

NEPAL-DOCTORS STRIKE - Thousands of doctors in Nepal stay away from work to support colleague on hunger strike. SENT: 270 words.

JAPAN-WORLD'S OLDEST PERSON - The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, has died just a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. SENT: 300 words, photos.

PALESTINIANS-BANKSY - A Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200. SENT: 460 words, photos.

GMO-WHAT'S IN THE PIPELINE - Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils are among the genetically engineered foods that could receive government approval in the coming years. SENT: 800 words, photos.

OBIT-DAHL - Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, dies at age 78. SENT: 390 words, photos.

GERMANY-CANNIBALISM KILLING - German police officer guilty of murdering man who fantasized about being killed and eaten. SENT: 130 words.

SCHOONER-CREW RESCUED - Disabled Canadian charter schooner's crew jumps to safety on Coast Guard boats off New England. SENT: 250 words.




US CA GETTY - SENT, with text noted above.

CUBA CEMETARY - On Cuban isle once home to Americans, a look back and ahead. SENT, with text noted above.

US_WA_IMMIGRATION DEPORTATION - SENT, with text noted above.

US-FL-BRANDED HOMES - Care to live in a Porsche? Designer labels are drawing luxury home buyers to Miami. SENT, with text noted above.




FRANCE-PLANE CRASH (sent; developing)




BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING - WHAT'S NEXT - Both the prosecution and the defense have rested in the guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. Up next: closing arguments, jury deliberations and a verdict before the penalty phase, where Tsarnaev's lawyers will fight to keep him off Death Row. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2130 GMT

EASIER WALKING (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1700 GMT) - Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. A prototype exoskeleton boot running from your knee to your ankle can reduce the energy it takes to walk by 7 percent, but without electricity to take up the slack. In other words, you won't burn as many calories walking. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1700 GMT, 450 words, photos.

PINTEREST TURNS 5 - NEW YORK — Pinterest turns 5 this week. Five ways the company is shaking up search, social and shopping. UPCOMING: 500 words, chunky text, photo.