Jan 04, 2020 4:50 PM

US singer Pink pledges $500K to fight Australia wildfires

Posted Jan 04, 2020 4:50 PM
Pink (Twitter Photo)
Pink (Twitter Photo)

SYDNEY (AP)-American pop singer Pink says she's donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia.

Pink tweeted that she's “totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires.”

She said she is donating $500,000 "directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”

The death toll in the wildfire crisis is now up to 23 people. The fires are expected to be particularly fierce throughout the weekend.

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3-judge panel picked to weigh death penalty for Nebraska man

A three-judge panel has been selected to determine whether a Nebraska man will be sentenced to death or life in prison for killing and dismembering a 24-year-old Lincoln woman.

The Nebraska Supreme Court announced in a news release that Johnson County District Judge Julie Smith and Cass County District Judge Michael Smith were randomly selected to join presiding Saline County District Judge Vicky Johnson on the panel.

The panel will decide whether enough aggravating factors exist to sentence 53-year-old Aubrey Trail to death. Trail was convicted in July of first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Sydney Loofe.