SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.
From megacity Lagos in the Christian south to cities across the Muslim north, polling stations were due to open at 0700 GMT, with 68.8 million of Nigeria's 173 million people registered to vote. President Goodluck Jonathan arrived by helicopter in his home town of Utuoke in southern Bayelsa state on Friday night, hoping for a second term of office despite stinging criticism of his record. His main opponent, the self-styled scourge of government graft Muhammadu Buhari, was in Daura, northern Katsina state, eyeing a democratic return to power after a spell as military ruler in the 1980s. Observers, from the European Union and United Nations to the African Union and United States, were in place -- a sign of international interest but also to ensure a free, fair and transparent contest.