Republican David Trott with his family as he gave his election night victory speech in Troy, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Photo: Carlos Osorio / AP

Michigan Rep. Dave Trott, a Republican, said Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2018, per The Detroit News. The 56-year-old lawyer, who's wrapping up his second term, follows several other House Republicans who announced their plans to retire, including Charlie Dent (PA), Dave Reichert (WA), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL).

Meanwhile, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) are also reportedly weighing re-election. Upton, who's served in the House since 1987, is considering running for the Senate or other opportunities, while Corker said in a statement Monday that "running for re-election has never been an automatic for me," and that he'll make a decision "at the appropriate time."

Why it matters: The departures could make it harder for Republicans to hold the House in 2018.

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In photos: Thousands evacuated as Southern California fire grows

A plane makes a retardant drop on a ridge at the Apple Fire north of Banning in Riverside County, which "doubled in size" Saturday, per KTLA. Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A massive wildfire that prompted mandatory evacuations in Southern California over the weekend burned 26,450 acres and was 5% contained by Monday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

The big picture: As California remains an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., some 15 separate fires are raging across the state. About 7,800 people were under evacuation orders from the Apple Fire, about 75 miles east of Los Angeles, as hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze. CalFire said Monday that a malfunction involving a "diesel-fueled vehicle emitting burning carbon from the exhaust system" started the Apple Fire.

Twitter faces FTC fine of up to $250 million over alleged privacy violations

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The Federal Trade Commission has accused Twitter of using phone numbers and emails from its users to make targeted ads between 2013 and 2019, Twitter said in an SEC filing published Monday.

Why it matters: Twitter estimates that the FTC's draft complaint, which was sent a few days after its Q2 earnings report, could cost the company between $150 million and $250 million. The complaint is unrelated to the recent Twitter hack involving a bitcoin scam.