Obama Cancels Poland Trip Over Volcano

President was supposed to attend Kaczysnki's funeral
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 17, 2010 2:14 PM CDT
Obama Cancels Poland Trip Over Volcano
President Obama speaks at the White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors, Friday, April 16, 2010, at the Interior Department in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Not even Air Force One can brave the volcano. President Obama has scrapped plans to fly to Poland for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski. He was supposed to leave tonight for tomorrow's services, but the ever-growing ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland has made travel impossible. (More President Obama stories.)

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