This is AP News Minute.
President-elect Donald Trump is back in New York, taking meetings at Trump Tower with former rivals and long-time allies. This comes a day after he indicated he had worked out agreements to fill major posts in his administration.
Protestors and police clashed again near construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Authorities are defending their use of water hoses on protestors over the weekend during a skirmish in below-freezing weather.
Pope Francis is stressing mercy in allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the grave sin of abortion. In a letter made public Monday, the Pope said he was extending indefinitely the special permission he granted during the Holy Year of Mercy, which just ended.
And a group of musicians played music composed by Holocaust victims in the halls of a Jerusalem museum. One of the musicians said, the music had been played elsewhere in the past, but staging it among the different Holocaust displays held a special significance.
Suzanne Yee Gaffney, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.