From the Wires

President Obama to host Dalai Lama

BBC: The President will meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in a private meeting in the White House Map Room.

Flu hitting young people harder this year

CNN: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported people between the ages of 18 and 64 represent 61% of all influenza-related hospitalizations. 

Safeway Inc. considers possible sale

Reuters: The second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator is considering selling.

Facebook to buy WhatsApp

BBC: The social networking giant purchased the messaging app for $19 billion.

President Obama considers sanctions against Ukraine

USA Today: In the aftermath of violence that killed at least 25 in Ukraine, the White House is considering imposing sanctions.

U.S. takes alpine skiing gold in Winter Olympics

WSJ: American Ted Ligety dominated in the men's giant slalom at the Sochi Olympics.

U.S. pair win Sochi Olympic gold

BBC: Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in the ice dance competition.

Candy Crush files IPO

The Atlantic: King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the Candy Crush-craze, has filed its IPO papers with the SEC.

California lawmaker proposes health warning labels on sodas

LA Times: The bill would make California the first state to require labels, similar to those on cigarette packs, on sugary drinks.

Facebook introduces 50 gender options

BBC: Users will be able to customize their gender in a way that "allows people to express themselves in an authentic way," Facebook said in a post.

Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable

Reuters: Comcast Corp. will purchase Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion.

CDC: 5 ways diseases in other countries pose a threat

CNN: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Global Health Security Agenda alongside more than 25 nations and international organizations to accelerate progress towards a infectious disease-free world.

Francois Hollande honored at U.S. state dinner

BBC: The French president and President Barack Obama toasted to the nations' centuries-old friendship at a White House state dinner.