By HOPE YEN
The Associated Press
Monday, April 3, 2006; 3:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- Criticized for its Katrina response, the American Red Cross will overhaul the way it handles future disasters by relinquishing control over some aid dollars and cracking down internally on waste and abuse.
The nation's largest charity promised the changes in a statement to a Senate panel Monday, following its acknowledgment last year that its $2 billion response to the Gulf Coast storm fell short."