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NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio calls it divisive. Some current and former police officers have paid to have a plane pull a banner insulting de Blasio. It reads "De Blasio, our backs have turned on you." That's a reference to some officers and police union members who last week turned their backs to the mayor at a hospital after two officers were fatally shot. There's been a daylong wake for one of the officers who will be laid to rest on Saturday.

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Four people are dead from a fiery head-on collision near Sacramento, California, early today. Two others were seriously injured, The Sacramento Bee reports the accident happened in Fair Oaks. Tests showed the driver of the car that veered into the path of the other was not under the influence of alcohol.

HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the 90-year-old "remains in high spirits and continues to make progress." Bush will spend a fourth night in a Houston hospital where he's being treated after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Bush suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease that has forced him to rely on a motorized scooter or wheelchair.

MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush is stepping down from the board of directors of Tenet Healthcare. The company says the former Florida governor will resign his seat at the end of the year. Bush has been a director since 2007. The move comes as Bush actively explores a presidential run and unwinds some of his business commitments.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note. According to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll, nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was. Only 1 in 10 thinks it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'

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