The A&E network announced Friday it will resume filming "Duck Dynasty" in the spring, with Phil Robertson. Last week, Robertson was suspended indefinitely over comments he made about homosexuality in an interview with GQ magazine. Gay rights organizations praised his removal from the show. But many fans of "Duck Dynasty" criticized the network for suspending Robertson. A&E released a statement today saying Robertson had been expressing his personal opinions, and "Duck Dynasty" is not a show about one man's views. The program is the top-rated reality program on cable television.
A federal judge in New York says the NSA's collection of phone metadata is legal. This clashes with another ruling last week by a federal judge in Washington who said the program was likely unconstitutional. In his ruling today, U.S. District Judge William Pauley said the NSA's bulk collection of phone records was legal under the Patriot Act.
Target confirmed Friday that debit card PIN data was stolen when the retailer was hacked. But the company says it believes the PINs are "safe and secure." A spokeswoman says the pins are "strongly encrypted" and can only be decrypted with a key held by an independent payment processor.
The city of Denver is handing out its first retail marijuana licenses. They're for retail sales beginning Jan. 1. Colorado voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana last year. In November, they resoundingly supported taxing it.
Taylor Swift is the most charitable celebrity. The social change organization dosomething.org puts the list together, and Swift topped the list for the second year in a row. The website credits the singer for quietly donating one hundred thousand dollars of her own money to the Nashville symphony for her 24th birthday. One Direction came in second.