Monday Round-up

Emily Ulber

World: The Obama administration is hardening its approach toward Beijing, “seeking allies to confront a newly assertive power that officials now say has little intention of working with the United States.” (New York Times)

Nation: Scientists studying the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have found “substantial” amounts of oil on the bottom of the Gulf, which contradicts statements by federal officials who say the oil has largely disappeared. (USA Today)

State: U.S. Senate candidates Rand Paul and Jack Conway will face off in a final debate tonight on Kentucky Educational Television. The debate will air at 7 p.m. Central Time. (Courier-Journal)

Other: “Paranormal Activity 2” opened to $41.5 million in ticket sales this weekend. Critics say the movie stuck to what fans loved about the first movie-a suburban couple filming the presence of a demon. (MTV)