AP News in Brief 01-01-19

President Donald Trump makes a statement in the Oval Office on Dec. 21 on the possible government shutdown before signing criminal just reform legislation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

An illustration of the New Horizons spacecraft NASA launched in 2006. It’s about the size of a baby grand piano. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto