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New Orleans' outlook rosy as Harvey exits ahead of holiday

Harvey's threat is a thing of the past for New Orleans where residents look ahead to celebrating a Labor Day weekend filled with football, music and parade-filled fun.

Thursday marked the beginning of festivities as the annual street party known as Southern Decadence brought in a flood of tourists to help kick off its celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The fun continued Friday and goes through Monday, Sept. 4.

Also, New Orleans Saints fans filled the Superdome for the team's final preseason matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.

And, on Saturday, more football is ahead as LSU opens its season against BYU. The game was...