WASHINGTON

Hundreds jailed in protest

Capitol Police arrested nearly 600 people Thursday after hundreds of loudly chanting women demonstrated inside a Senate office building against President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant families. Among them were a Washington state congresswoman, the lawmaker said on Twitter. The protests came as demonstrations occurred around the country over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families. Rallies are also planned coast to coast Saturday. In a written statement, the Capitol Police said around 575 people were charged with unlawfully demonstrating inside the office building before being released.

NSA deletes phone data

The National Security Agency said Thursday it is deleting call records after “irregularities” caused it to collect records it was not authorized to receive. The agency released a statement saying it began deleting records in May after “analysts noted technical irregularities in some data received from telecommunications service providers.” The records date back to 2015 and were obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The statement added “the root cause of the problem has since been addressed” for future call record collecting.

26th U.S. diplomat injured

The State Department confirmed Thursday that another U.S. diplomat has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total of Americans suffering from such ailments to 26. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the diplomat was “medically confirmed” to have experienced health effects similar to those reported by other members of the U.S. Havana diplomatic community. This and another case confirmed last week resulted from a single occurrence in late May in a diplomatic residence in which both officers were present, according to Nauert.

New York

Outbreak linked to canal

Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five died. The outbreak, which started in the spring, is now over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The illnesses in 36 states were previously traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., which provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during the winter.

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com wires