Oil prices edge up on expected US crude inventory draw

At the summit, OPEC took note of oil market developments since it last met in Algeria and reviewed the outlook for the oil market for the remainder of 2016 and 2017. The more-active February contract climbed 24 cents to $53.30 a barrel. The value of Canadian wholesale trade rose far more than expected in October as sales of building materials jumped and motor vehicle sales hit a record high, data from Statistics Canada showed.

Newcastle's Alan White, Yes inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As usual, there are the older acts who were extremely popular in their day ( Electric Light Orchestra , Yes, and Journey ), but whose legacy doesn't feel...quite as vital now. They're hip to the resurgent '90s trend, and have chose to induct Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur into the Rock Hall , both on their first nomination. In just 25 years on Earth, Tupac sold 75 million records.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom visit Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Perry and Bloom stopped by Children's Hospital Los Angeles to spend time with some of the patients and spread some holiday cheer. Perry, who appeared in this year's Zoolander 2 , has not done almost as much costuming as Orlando Bloom for the cinematic cameras (though, she does a good bit on stage).

Katie Couric to Return to 'Today' Show for One Week

Couric's week of hosting will start on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 and will end on Friday, Jan. 6. "Couric will reunite with " Today's " Matt Lauer" during the week of January 2. She's now the global news anchor for Yahoo. NBC will be turning back the clock next month, at least for a week. Couric was rumored to temporarily fill-in when Guthrie went on maternity leave with her first child in 2014, but that never came to light.

Support for death penalty continues to wane

Support for death penalty continues to wane

And the 10-year trend shows that decline is long-term. There were just 20 US executions this year - none in OH - the fewest in 25 years, the report said. A San Bernardino County judge is expected to follow a jury's recommendation next week and sentence Gilbert Sanchez to death for the 2001 rape and murder of Sylvia Galindo, a 30-year-old Fontana bakery worker.