The Pentagon is building a shared tech hub for Silicon Valley firms and military contractors to create wearable devices such as powered suits with lightweight sensors for the supersoldiers of the future. A plan unveiled Friday called for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute to be based in San Jose, California to work on new kinds of flexible technology that can be used both on the battlefield or for civilian health, smart homes and cities.
"The latest trajectory models indicate that the Dominican Republic will see a direct hit from Erika," Gloria Ceballos, the director of the National Meteorological Office, said via Twitter. The storm's approach set off a scramble to prepare as far north as the US state of Florida, where the governor declared a state of emergency. Ian Pinard, the island's public works minister, told CBS News at least 20 people were dead and more were missing.