More than a week has passed since a deadly fire swept through the historic Hawaii town of Lahaina on the island of Maui, and the authorities there said that just a third of the burned area had been searched. So far, only two of the 106 people confirmed dead have been publicly identified. The wait, for many families, has been agonizing.

About 1,300 people were unaccounted-for as of Monday, and officials expect the death toll to sharply rise in the coming days.

Teams of experts — including DNA specialists who have helped document Russian war crimes in Ukraine and veterans of the post-Sept. 11 search at ground zero — have arrived to aid the painstaking process of recovering and identifying bodies.

Amid the search efforts, life has ticked on in most other parts of Maui, forcing residents to make sense of loss and death alongside life and tourism. Many residents are crying with friends one moment and working to please vacationers the next. Others are searching for solace.

One resident, Vene Chun, had just spread ashes at sea with a family devastated by the fire when he spotted surfers enjoying the water nearby. It made him smile.

“There’s got to be some normalcy,” he said. “We’ve got to move on — and constantly help each other at the same time.”

Donald Trump faces a mountain of legal bills as he defends himself against a wide array of federal and state charges, with the latest coming this week in Georgia. To pay for his small army of lawyers, Trump has often turned to donations from supporters.

In the first six months of this year alone, political action committees backing him have paid more than $27 million in legal costs.

However, the PAC that has been paying his legal fees is almost broke, my colleague Jonathan Swan told me. “There are questions about whether Trump will have to dip into his own resources, which he’s been famously reluctant to do,” he said.

In Georgia, the prosecutor who charged Trump is seeking a March 4 trial date. Some experts think that’s too quick.

Militant groups linked to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are gaining ground at an alarming pace in Africa’s vast and semiarid Sahel region. But Niger has recently been the exception to that trend. American and French counterterrorism efforts there have helped to significantly decrease attacks on the country’s civilians, analysts said.

Ukrainian troops retook the tiny village of Urozhaine in the country’s south, a top Ukrainian official said today. It was their first known recapture of a town in weeks.

Russian officials effectively confirmed the claim, saying yesterday that their troops in the area had been forced to retreat. The fact that progress in Kyiv’s long-anticipated counteroffensive is now measured by the recapturing of small villages reinforces how difficult the fighting has become.

Metallica is back on the road again, touring North America after the release of the band’s 11th album, “72 Seasons.” You may be wondering: How does the group, which has been performing for decades, keep their live shows feeling fresh?

The answer, according to the drummer Lars Ulrich, is that every show is designed to be different. The group mixes up their set list for each performance, drawing on songs from their 40-year catalog to keep both fans, and themselves, on their toes.

Voices of the Forgotten, a virtual Holocaust museum, opened this week in Fortnite, the wildly popular video game. The museum, which our reporter said resembles a modern mansion outside of Miami, promises to teach visitors “about the heroes who saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust and also the Jewish members of the Resistance.”

Its rules — no shooting, no shouting, no break dancing — underline the difficult balance between spreading awareness of the historical atrocities and maintaining respectful order. Some Holocaust educators have expressed concern that such a place could propagate historical inaccuracies, but many are supportive of the attempt to reach younger audiences.

A.T.M.s across Ireland were swarmed this week by people looking to withdraw large amounts of money. But it wasn’t a run on the banks: Word had spread that customers at the Bank of Ireland, one of the country’s largest, were apparently allowed to withdraw money they did not have.

A glitch at the bank allowed some customers to move around $1,000 with no change shown to their account balance. But the windfall didn’t last. The issue was solved, and the bank plans to subtract the withdrawal amounts from those accounts and charge overdraft fees to those who took out more than they had on hand.

Have a fortuitous evening.

Thanks for reading. I’ll be back tomorrow. — Matthew

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