MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From increased security for major Fourth Of July event to heavy traffic expectations, here are the four stories to know for Friday, July 3.

Beefed Up Security For Fourth

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The government has issued a warning of an increased terror threat.

There will be more law enforcement officers at major Fourth of July holiday parades, fireworks and special events.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security warn of an increased threat of ISIS-inspired attacks.

CBS News has learned more than a dozen teams of special TSA agents will be working at major transportation hubs.

Heaviest Traffic Expected

The heaviest traffic in 8 years is expected this holiday weekend!

According to the AAA, almost 42 million Americans will travel on the roads for the Fourth of July.

Experts believe a better economy and the lowest gas prices since 2010 are both driving travelers to get out of town.

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Direct Flight To Cuba

JetBlue will be the first major carrier to run a direct flight from New York City to Cuba starting Friday.

The trip goes from New York’s JFK to Havana’s International Airport.

The Obama administration has eased travel restrictions to Cuba. Americans must fall under 12 approved categories to visit the island.

2-Word Obit

It’s not often we would read an obituary, but this one is brilliant.

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead in North Dakota ran likely the shortest obit ever published.

Along with a picture, and name of local resident, Douglas Legler, were two simple words: “Doug Died”.

If you’re counting, his entire obituary was shorter than the length of his name.

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Doug’s daughter says her dad had a great sense of humor.