Two-time champion Rafael Nadal survived a scare at the hands of Croatian teenager Borna Coric to reach the US Open second round. Nadal, who won his second New York title on his last appearance in 2013 before injury forced him to sit out 2014, prevailed 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 against his 18-year-old opponent. Eighth seed Nadal, the holder of 14 majors, goes on to face Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for a spot in the last 32.
Convenience store giant 7-Eleven will establish an independent panel to review damaging allegations that its franchisees doctor payrolls and systematically underpay workers in Australia. A joint investigation by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Fairfax Media uncovered evidence that many of the 620 franchisee stores nationally were involved in exploiting workers. Allan Fels, the former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, claimed that under the 7-Eleven model the only way franchisees could make a living was by ripping off their workers.
By Alistair Bell and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An old friend of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on U.S. politics and even her dealings with President Barack Obama's White House despite holding no formal government position. The State Department released emails on Monday that showed adviser Sid Blumenthal sent Clinton exhaustive memos on domestic issues, taking a more active role in advising her than was previously known.