Hurricane Michael made landfall with wind speeds of 155 miles per hour, just short of a Category 5.
Severe flooding, heavily damaged buildings, uprooted trees and downed power lines appeared widespread in coastal areas near the storm's landfall.
Officers released the puppy from the "obviously too small" kennel inside the trunk and provided the panting canine with water.
A shooting suspect believed to be connected to a suspicious death is likely barricaded in an apartment in Panama City, Florida.
The number of countries that have formal relations with Taipei is dwindling.
Panama's attorney general is searching for any evidence of illegal activities.