Source: Knox boarding flight home

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ROME (AP) -- An Italian group says freed American student Amanda Knox is boarding a flight out of Italy en route home to the United States.

She is leaving a day after an Italian appeals court dramatically overturned the young American's conviction of sexually assaulting and brutally slaying her British roommate.

The Italy-US Foundation, which has championed Knox's cause, said the American was at Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome boarding a flight to London, where she will catch a connecting flight to the United States.