Miss. Attorney General Seeks Settlement with Google

Attorney General Jim Hood of Mississippi agreed to call a “time out” in his fight with Google after the Internet giant filed a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring with the movie industry. The move by Mr. Hood, who has been one Google’s most outspoken critics, came only hours after the company asserted in its lawsuit that Mr. Hood had been improperly influenced by major Hollywood studios that are trying to crack down on the distribution of pirated movies on the Internet.